Results-Driven Governing


Principles of Evidence-Informed Policymaking

“The ABCs of Evidence-Informed Policymaking” highlights the seven principles of evidence-informed policymaking from defining key terms to embedding evidence into state budgeting.


NCSL Launches Governing for Results Network

The 8-state Governing for Results Network will foster peer learning and the exchange of insights and best practices to advance states' use of evidence-based policymaking. This blog announces the transition from the Pew Charitable Trust and the official launch of NCSL's Governing for Results Network.

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Labor and Employment


Investing in What Works Series

NCSL’s new three-part “Investing in What Works” series explores options for states and territories to use American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to build a strong workforce through evidence-based values.


NCSL Resources for Investing in Workforce Solutions

The American Rescue Plan created opportunities for states to invest in evidence-based workforce solutions. This NCSL article documents ways states can utilize these funds and reviews resources available through NCSL.


Research and Publications

Using evidence to inform policy decisions can help policymakers invest wisely and achieve meaningful results. Click here to see the latest research and publications from NCSL’s Center for Results-Driven Governing.


In Legislator's Words: Q&A Series

Three state legislators from Alabama, Oregon and Utah share their insights, lessons learned and steps taken to advance evidence-based practices and decision-making in their states.