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Professor Liebman Quoted in Stanford Social Innovation Review

September 18, 2018
A recent book review in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the use of randomized controlled trials in social policy quotes Professor Liebman, who notes that "our current mechanisms for funding and evaluating social programs do not produce a culture of continuous learning and improvement, nor do they generate opportunities for fundamental reengineering of systems to produce better results. [There is not enough focus] on systems or outcomes across an entire population in a community." Read the entire review ... Read more about Professor Liebman Quoted in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Protecting Child Well-Being in Rhode Island

August 20, 2018

“Just referring a family to services isn’t always enough. There need to be more intentional efforts to ensure that the families ultimately get connected with those agencies,” said Trista Piccola, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF). The GPL worked with DCYF and the Rhode Island Department of Health to create a plan for reducing child fatalities and near-fatalities due to neglect or maltreatment. Read more about our recommendations...

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How Cities Can Get Strategic About Procurement

July 18, 2018

In her latest commentary for Governing’s Better, Faster, Cheaper blog, Program Director Hanna Azemati describes the GPL’s work with the city of Louisville, KY to establish a strategic procurement system. According to Louisville’s director of purchasing, this system has helped the city “elevate the importance of procurement, build trust, and earn credibility” by prioritizing, structuring, evaluating, and managing critical contracts more effectively. Read more.

Santiago Project Featured in El Mercurio

May 23, 2018
Chile’s El Mercurio featured our What Works Cities project in Santiago, where the GPL is advising the city on their landscape maintenance contracts. Read more about the project here, and read more about results-driven contracting here.