The use of tools for evidence-based policy in the social sciences has increased in the past couple of decades, including those that can facilitate budgeting for effective programs.
In this presentation, Dr. Jones will describe work at Penn State’s Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative involving the Results First tools that originated over a decade ago. This includes a spreadsheet-based tool where certain cost- and services-based parameters are customized for specific regions and populations in the country to produce some understanding of the potential return on investment from effective programming. He will describe this tool as well as other resources from Results First. He will also provide an overview of relevant work that has been carried out among collaborators at Penn State, including efforts to educate the field and increase methodological standards as economic evaluation processes are used more broadly.
This seminar is free and open to the public.