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Best Practices

Rigorous Evaluation

Policymakers seek best practices for programs and policies in order to maximize the positive impacts of their work. Use this website to find best practices and evidence-based programs in your areas of work.

Best Practices Database

Learn more about what is working in your field and consider implementing these best practices. Many of the studies included on these sites meet rigorous evaluation criteria, and will include an assessment of the strength of the evidence.

Philadelphia Highlights

Some Philadelphia programs have been evaluated to show positive impacts. Here are some recent evaluations.

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