Evidence-Based Policymaking: Publications

A listing of all current publications related to the Forum's Evidence-based Policymaking work.

Title Publishing Date Description
The Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program: Case Study of a Revenue Neutral Approach to Using Evidence June 1, 2018

The brief details how the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used evidence to improve its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in a revenue-neutral way.

Strategic Convenings: The Secret Sauce in Collaborations across Departments and Levels of Government February 1, 2018

Through various local, state, and Federal agencies, government bodies in the United States offer services for the public. However, few of the seemingly intractable challenges facing families and communities across the country can be solved by a single agency or level of government. Nor can such challenges be solved by government alone.

Managing for Success Issue Brief: Elevating Evaluation October 2, 2017

This 2-pager explains the Managing for Success report’s recommendations for elevating evaluation across the federal government.

Managing for Success Issue Brief: Integrating multiple types of evidence into decision-making processes October 2, 2017

This 2-pager explains the Managing for Success report’s recommendations for integrating multiple types of evidence into decision-making processes across the federal government.

Managing for Success Issue Brief: Focusing on revenue-neutral approaches to scaling the use of evidence October 2, 2017

This 2-pager explains the Managing for Success report’s recommendations for focusing on revenue-neutral approaches to scaling the use of evidence across the federal government.

Image of the cover of the Managing for Success report Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking September 7, 2017

This report examines how the federal government creates and uses evidence to inform decision-making.

Comparison Between Evidence Commission Recommendations and Managing for Success Recommendations September 7, 2017

This 2-pager compares the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking with the recommendations from the Forum’s Managing for Success report.

CSSP: Better Evidence for Decision-Makers: Emerging Pathways from Existing Knowledge March 1, 2017

The paper examines three separate evidence-based practices approaches: the Weikart Center’s YPQI in afterschool spaces, Mark Lipsey’s meta-analysis approach to juvenile justice policy, and Bruce Chorpita’s research on child mental health services.

From Data to Evidence to Policy: Recommendations for the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking May 2, 2016

The Forum provided initial recommendations to the Commission as it began its convening process in 2016. The Forum later urged policymakers to consider the Commission’s recommendations once they were released in 2017.

W. T. Grant Foundation’s Portal on Research Practice Partnerships May 15, 2015

The Forum for Youth Investment has an ongoing partnership with the William T. Grant Foundation to support research practice partnerships, an emerging strategy for strengthening the production and use of research that addresses persistent problems of practice and policy within educational and human services systems that serve the needs of children, youth and families.

Weikart Center: Framing an Evidence-based Decision about 21st CCLC: How do we see the value? March 27, 2015

The commentary examines how the 21st Century Community Learning Center program has changed the afterschool movement as well as how different evaluation techniques can support its overall effectiveness.

AIR: A Summary of the Three Studies Exploring the Relationship between Afterschool Program Quality and Youth Outcomes April 2, 2014

This conference paper, which was presented at the 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting, explored the relationship between afterschool program attendance, program quality, and school-related outcomes. AIR used the Weikart Center’s YPQI to measure program quality.

Weikart Center: Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention study December 1, 2012

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality conducted a three year intervention study to examine the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). The YPQI is a data-driven continuous improvement model for school and community-based sites serving youth during afterschool hours.