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Perspectives Blog

 

Clearing out the gray to deliver transparent solutions. That’s what we do as we bring clarity to answering the world’s toughest challenges. 

Blogging about our perspectives on issues — from affordable housing, child trauma and coastal restoration to universal health coverage, gender equality, blockchain technology, HIV/AIDS, influenza and more — invites readers to react and benefit from our thinking each and every day.

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What Does Homelessness in the U.S. Really Look Like?

We see makeshift tents strewn under highway overpasses. We walk past weathered faces sleeping on …
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Do Vouchers Lead to Greater Learning? Depends Where (and …

Austin Nichols, Ph.D.
Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy
Austin Nichols
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Want to Have an Impact on Housing Policy? Go Local!

Twenty-five years ago, in a law school class on Local Government Law, Professor Gerald Frug asked my …
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The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, S …

As states and the federal government jointly design Medicaid’s future, let’s include what we know …
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A "Menu" of Policies to Improve Diets

Jacob A. Klerman Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy   Lauren Olsho …
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When Is Randomization Right for Evaluation?

Public policy researchers grapple with choosing appropriate research designs to guide their work. …
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Don't Forget the Media when Taking on Health Care Financ …

In most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), many people lack access to quality health care. As …
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How to Help More Americans Get Jobs and Earn More: The W …

Tumultuous events during the late 1920s and 1940s spurred some of the most important programs to …
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The West African Apparel Advantage

This week, West African clothing makers are at MAGIC in Las Vegas – the world’s largest apparel …
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The Ethics of Experimental Evaluations, Things You Can L …

Stephen Bell Vice President, Social & Economic Policy   Laura Peck Principal Scientist, …
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Performance Measurement? Proceed with Caution

A theme of the “New Management” is to better measure government performance and, in particular, the …
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Blockchain Solutions for the Poor

Jane Thomason, Ph.D.
Senior Global Advisor, Digital Transformations
Jane Thomason