Each year, MDRC produces more than 40 publications — including
research reports, policy and practitioner briefs, “how-to” guides, and
methodological working papers — that explain the findings from our
projects and discuss their implications for policy and practice.


FEATURED Publications

  1. Report

    Boosting the Life Chances of Young Men of Color

    Evidence from Promising Programs

    A review of high-quality studies, this paper highlights interventions — in education, employment and training, and second-chance programs — that have demonstrated positive results for young men of color. It comes as policymakers and philanthropies focus new attention on investing more to build opportunities for these young men. 

  2. Issue Focus

    Impact on a Large Scale

    The Importance of Evidence

    In this essay, adapted from remarks made to the Growth Philanthropy Network/Social Impact Exchange 2014 Conference on Scaling Impact, MDRC President Gordon Berlin explains why developing reliable evidence of effectiveness is critical when expanding programs to a large scale.

  3. Report

    Head Start CARES for Migrant and Seasonal Families

    Adapting a Preschool Social-Emotional Curriculum

    In this study, an existing evidence-based curriculum was adapted for use with a special population by focusing on structural, cultural, and language issues. The findings indi-cate that adaptations can account for a specific population’s needs while staying true to the core principles and components of the program.

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