• The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in a Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Contract

    January 19, 2016 | Featured, Issues, News

    The use of cost-benefit analysis in juvenile and criminal justice is growing given that positive net financial and social benefits are potentially significant and instrumental for changing the price tag on public safety. Increasingly, every level of government is making targeted investments into safely reducing their jail and prison population.

  • Equality Indicators Community Meetings Wrap-Up & Next Steps

    January 8, 2015 | Featured, Issues

    Our final community meeting to help develop our equality indicators was a success. Many of the same people and organizations who were at our first meeting were also at this final meeting. We brainstormed with community members different groups that will find these indicators useful and how they could use them. Community members suggested that […]

  • Challenges in Developing Performance Indicators—and Ways to Make Them More Reliable

    December 16, 2014 | Featured, Issues

    In an article titled “Performance Indicators: How to Lie with Indices,” the Economist was right in certain respects: international indices are becoming increasingly popular and many of them are methodologically flawed. But the article neglected to acknowledge how one can build more reliable performance measures—and such measures do exist.

  • Seeking Community Input on Indicators of Equality in NYC

    November 11, 2014 | Featured, Issues

    How can we best measure equality—and inequality—in New York City in a way that helps policymakers and practitioners identify specific changes that will lead to greater equality? Our new project at the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance is trying to answer that question. And we’re looking for input from NYC’s many communities to help shape our research from the beginning.