A Hands-On Approach to Challenging Myths about Homelessness

This month, with the release of new data on homelessness in the U.S., we are reminded that each data point in the report is a person and that everyone can do something about homelessness.

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What is the Economic Impact of Infant Exposure to Arsenic in Rice Cereals in the U.S.?

Countless news stories and media coverage have been devoted to the health impacts of lead in drinking water. Now, a lesser-known issue, the health impact of arsenic in rice, is getting more and more attention, and deservedly so.

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The Youth Boom: Strategies to Empower Young People Worldwide

The global youth boom is dramatically affecting the developing world, especially in Africa, where 10 million young people enter the labor market annually. How are young people being integrated into program design and implementation?

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Bullying is a Public Health Issue in America, Especially for Sikh-American Children

The negative consequences of bullying has the attention of many federal agencies, community organizations and socially minded entrepreneurs who work together and convene to discuss new research, concerning data and creative approaches to prevention.

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Categories: U.S. Health

Gaming the System: User Experience for Governance

While much of the technical support in governance is poured into making a project robust and innovative, little if any attention is given to the users. User Experience (UX) methods can be a solution to improve these programs.

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What Have We Learned about Housing Recovery After Disaster Strikes?

The 2017 and 2005 hurricane seasons have many similarities, so we are revisiting findings from evaluations we conducted after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to summarize what worked in housing people who lost homes in the storms.

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Getting to Reliable Information Quickly: The Role of Random Assignment

Programs that have gradually developed cultures that support rapid cycle evaluations can learn what works quickly and implement continuous improvements.

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The Calm before the Storm: Getting Out in Front of Coastal Restoration

Recent hurricanes make evident the critical need to restore and protect our coasts - the last line of defense against mega storms.

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Categories: Climate Change

Evaluation Reports: Moving From Dusty Shelves into Action

Donors and evaluators work hard to generate evidence of what works and what doesn't work in development programs. But that evidence is not always used to improve programming. Here's a look at why and how we might change that.

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Not So Fast: When Indeed Does a Social Program Need an Impact Evaluation?

A social program needs an impact evaluation when the program is ready for one.

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