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Patrick Lester


Evidence-Based Policy Proponents Face Cost, Privacy, Political Hurdles

Bipartisan commission explores how to make federal data more widely available to program evaluators.


Republicans Deploy an Old Tool in Combating Poverty: Evidence

The GOP is turning to evidence-based policy to address a host of challenges, but lawmakers in both parties have a long track record of politicizing outcomes.


Obama Administration’s New Performance Grade: Improved, But Work Remains

The worst ratings related to cutting programs, practices or policies that aren't working.