CSG Webinar: Results First: Moving States Forward. May 28, 2013

The Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach to policy evaluation that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work. This webinar takes a look at how Results First works and why using this approach to policy decision-making can lead to better, more efficient use of scarce state dollars while simultaneously ensuring that outcome goals are being met or exceeded.


  • Gary VanLandingham, Director of the Results First project (Moderator and presenter)
  • Brian Dickerson, Program Evaluator, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER)
  • Michael Coelho, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Charles Sallee, Deputy Director, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

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Results First: Moving States Forward

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