Kristina Costa explores “what works” platforms in education, pointing out their current limitations and also their importance in times of tight budgets.
Kristina Costa explains how BusinessUSA can pull together hard-to-find, useful information on the dozens of government programs designed to help small-business owners.
Benefits for jobless and working Americans are the sticking point in the third possible government shutdown in just one year. Kristina Costa explains why these provisions are essential to the economic recovery—and to hundreds of millions of American households.
Kristina Costa shows how the anti-regulation REINS Act would turn a regulatory process driven by scientific expertise, industry input, and careful cost-benefit analysis into a political circus.
The conservative echo chamber keeps repeating the false argument that regulations kill jobs, write Kristina Costa and Michael Linden. Everyone else begs to differ.
Kristina Costa takes a tour of successful social innovations and discovers that a common ingredient they share is “permeability,” or the willingness to be open to new ideas, technologies, and collaborative opportunities.
Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.
Kristina Costa discusses three financing tools that can encourage innovation in the social and public sector.
House conservatives’ claim that 10 rules are preventing job growth falls apart when you look at the numbers, writes Kristina Costa. But the consequences are clear.
Kristina Costa and Adam Hersh detail the bang for the buck we get from government spending on critical infrastructure projects.
The latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.
Kristina Costa takes a look at the first state to pursue an innovative idea that could transform the way social programs are financed.
Kristina Costa makes the case that as we move from the short-term to long-term debate, both sides should focus on finding ways to improve essential government services, not eviscerate them.
Kristina Costa is Speechwriter to the Chair and Counselor and a Policy Analyst at American Progress. She also conducts research and writes on Social Impact Bonds and other topics in government reform. She has presented on Social Impact Bonds domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the executive team, Kristina worked with CAP’s Doing What Works […]