These federal grants provide enormous benefits to millions but face severe budget cuts in coming years, write Kristina Costa and Timothy Warfield, who suggest focusing on outcomes to demonstrate their effectiveness.
Report Donna Cooper and Kristina Costa examine the benefits of early childhood education programs and discuss ways to enhance and improve the existing federally supported early childhood education system.
The short-sighted vote in the House of Representatives to eliminate the American Community Survey is an antibusiness vote against informed government, writes Kristina Costa.
Kristina Costa explains how Social Impact Bonds help solve some of the challenges facing juvenile justice.
Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa explain the buzz about Social Impact Bonds.
Issue Brief Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out examples of what should—and should not—be included in a SIB agreement.
Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa address the essential elements of Social Impact Bond contracts.
Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa explain how government should make contractor decisions in a SIB agreement.
Jitinder Kohli, Doug Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out the facts behind this new way of financing.
Issue Brief Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa answer basic questions about Social Impact Bonds—what they are, where they can be most useful, and how they differ from traditional government contracts.
Social Impact Bonds are an innovative new financing tool for social programs that allow government to focus on approaches that work—without paying a dime for unsuccessful programs, write Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa.
It is possible to enact reforms that resolve the postal service’s financial crisis while minimizing negative effects in communities across our country, writes Kristina Costa.
It's time for Congress to give the postal service the flexibility it needs to meet the economic demands of the 21st century, without writing off small-town America, writes Kristina Costa.
Kristina Costa explores the state’s telling investment in an institute that judges the effectiveness of programs for beneficiaries and taxpayers.