New Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation division of Laura and John Arnold Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced the launch of its new Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation division. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the new division will develop and support initiatives that encourage policy leaders to consider reliable evidence and data as the primary factor in their decisions. Kathy Stack and Jon Baron, two of the nation’s most prominent advocates for evidence-based policymaking, will lead the division. They will support efforts to ensure that government rigorously evaluates existing programs and designs new programs with the use of credible evidence. By prioritizing measurable results, government can allocate funds in an efficient and impactful way to produce meaningful improvements in people’s lives.