Institution Building for Evidence-Based Public Policy: Ford Foundation, 1948

Source: 
Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society (Duke)

Date

2007

Between 1950 and 1981, the Ford Foundation was the catalyst for building and strengthening a host of research institutions, operating in several different fields, to inject statistical and economic analysis into the policy-making process. In addition, the Foundation provided significant support for several existing policy research organizations, helping to build them into eminent centers of social science research and application. Organizations examined include the RAND Corporation, Resources for the Future, the Urban Institute, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Brookings Institution.

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Keyword

  • Field Building
  • Strategy

Region

  • Northern America

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