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In Niger, Better School Infrastructure Enhances Education Outcomes
New Report and Webinar July 20

National Academies Committee informs new framework.

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Building the Evidence Base to Improve Behavioral Health Care

New resources include a video, issue brief, and report.

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When Dad Stays Home

Mathematica's Patnaik explores challenges, impacts of paternal leave policy.

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Mathematica Launches Powerful Program Evaluation Tool

RCT-YES empowers decision makers in public service to analyze data.

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What Drives School Choice in DC?

Parents value diversity, location, and school performance.

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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​This project is running an experiment to learn how best to curate and present school choice data so that it is easy to use and understand and leads to smart choices.

Public administrators have always been interested in identifying cost-effective strategies for managing their programs. As government agencies invest in data warehouses and business intelligence capabilities, it becomes feasible to employ analytic techniques used more-commonly in the private sector....

Program funders have a variety of tools and methods to measure a program’s outcomes and evaluate its success in achieving its goals. Competing demands for scarce resources, however, make it important to...

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The Niger Education and Community Strengthening program seeks to improve educational opportunities available to children while strengthening links between local communities and state structures. Mathematica is designing and conducting a rigorous evaluation of the initiative.


Mathematica designed a rigorous evaluation of the girl’s education component in Niger. The component included public awareness campaigns, local action plans, tutoring and training, incentives for school-age girls and female teachers, and construction of classrooms and latrines.

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This demonstration is designed to test a new model for assisting unemployed and underemployed workers with limited opportunities in their traditional fields, who are interested in starting businesses in their fields of expertise.

Recent Publications

This paper summarizes research on charter school impacts on achievement, and examines which factors and policies are most strongly associated with successful charter schools.

The IMAGINE project was designed to improve educational outcomes of girls in Niger through the construction of girl-friendly schools and complementary activities. This report presents the findings from Mathematica’s long-term impact evaluation of IMAGINE, conducted in 2013.

This journal article reviews how payment reforms promoted by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) can reward efforts to reinvent medical education to better incorporate value into medical decision making.

Setting capitation rates for Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs is an important challenge for states. This brief summarizes basic approaches to rate-setting and risk mitigation, and presents operational challenges for states to consider in developing their MLTSS rate-setting...


Program funders have a variety of tools and methods to measure a program’s outcomes and evaluate its success in achieving its goals. Competing demands for scarce resources, however, make it important to conduct carefully targeted and balanced monitoring and evaluation in order to support learning and...

Advanced Practice Clinicians and Physicians in Primary Care

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Learning Partnership

This webcast was recorded at Mathematica Policy Research's Washington, DC office on June 14, 2016.

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