MDRC’s projects — including evaluations of government and community
programs, demonstrations of innovative and promising new approaches,
and efforts to provide technical assistance and advice — ensure that the
best research evidence informs the design and implementation of policies
and programs that serve the poor.




    Making Pre-K Count

    Making Pre-K Count is the result of a partnership between MDRC and the Robin Hood Foundation whose goal is to build evidence about ways to improve the life trajectories of children living in poverty in New York City.

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    The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)-Strong Start

    Adverse birth outcomes result in significant emotional and economic costs for families and communities. One promising avenue for helping expectant women is home visiting programs, which work with parents to promote prenatal care and improve infant health.

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    Social Impact Bond Project at Rikers Island

    MDRC is participating in the nation’s first Social Impact Bond, an innovative way to fund promising new programs at no cost to taxpayers.

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