Evidence-Based Social Programs

pew-logoTo assist policymakers at all levels of government in identifying such programs and making data-driven budget decisions, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has created the Results First Clearinghouse Database.

This one-stop online resource provides policymakers with an easy way to find information on the effectiveness of various interventions as rated by eight national research clearinghouses.

To address the challenges posed by the existence of multiple clearinghouses, the Results First Clearinghouse Database has compiled information from eight clearinghouses in one place, reconciled the different systems and vocabularies, and provided the data in a clear, accessible format.

The Results First Clearinghouse Database user guide provides an overview of the database, clearinghouses included, information on interventions by policy area and type, and how programs are rated.