America Achieves, Inc.

For Results For America's Global Survey Of Evidence-informed Policymaking Practices

Overview
Results for America (RFA), which operates under America Achieves, Inc., seeks to improve the impact of public resources in government through evidence-informed policymaking. Under this grant, RFA will begin to expand its work beyond the United States by conducting a comprehensive survey of policies, programs, and systems for evidence-informed policymaking around the world, especially in the developing world. RFA will also convene leaders to inform the research, share experiences, and potentially begin building a global coalition for evidence-informed policymaking.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
America Achieves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing excellence and equity in U.S. schools. America Achieves will continue to imbue deeper learning across its individual programs, which include a global network of schools and districts using the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) for benchmarking and improvement purposes, as well as a teacher and principal fellows program aimed at creating educator leaders. The organization’s work supports an increase in bottom-up demand for deeper learning practices both by exposing teacher leaders to deeper learning champions and by supporting the spread of improved instructional practices using a common benchmark.
for the Results for America project to improve use of evidence in federal budget allocations  
Today less than 1 percent of federal spending explicitly considers evidence of impact as a criterion for funding. Launched in 2012, Results for America seeks to create a new norm for allocating public dollars through "investing in what works," helping to drive public resources toward results-oriented solutions.

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