Too often, policymakers rely on gut instinct, or worse, special interests, when deciding how to invest taxpayer dollars. Less than $1 out every $100 spent by government is backed by even the most basic evidence that the money is being spent wisely.
At a time when our nation is facing enormous social and economic shifts, budget constraints at all levels of government, an increasingly competitive workforce and growing demand for government services, young people, their families and communities are especially vulnerable.
How can we get better results with existing funding? In the era of impact-blind, across-the-board budget cuts, how do we get government to make better decisions and get better results with existing resources? How can we figure out how to stop spending dollars on programs that aren’t getting results? We get government to play Moneyball!