Questions We’re Asking

Questions We’re Asking

The first step in finding the best solutions is asking the right questions. Together with our partners and funders, we make sure we’re in a position to answer the questions that matter most to policymakers and practitioners.

Featured Question

How can we turn data into policy insights?

Why are we asking?
MDRC has more than four decades of experience in developing, evaluating, and improving social and education programs, as well as in managing and analyzing vast amounts of data in ways that meet the highest standards of responsibility, security, and privacy. With the creation of the MDRC Center for Data Insights, MDRC is furthering its long-standing commitment to helping our partners improve their programs and systems. Ranging from simple descriptive summaries to advanced machine learning algorithms, the Center’s eight current projects aim to use institutions’ increasingly rich data to provide new insights that can help them refine and target their services.

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