Coalition Evidence Reviews

  • Top Tier Evidence Initiative – A validated resource used by Congressional & Executive Branch officials to distinguish research-proven social programs from everything else.
  • Social Programs that Work – What works in social policy? This website summarizes the results of well-conducted randomized controlled trials that have identified effective social interventions.
  • RIGOROUS EVIDENCE, a periodic e-newsletter that summarizes key findings from rigorous evaluations – especially well-conducted randomized controlled trials – across all areas of social policy.

Published Papers/Op-Eds

Coalition Policy Papers

General Social Policy

Crime/Substance Abuse

Early Childhood


Health Care

Homeland/National Security

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Technology Development

Welfare and Employment

External Assessments of the Coalition’s Work

Coalition Guides to Research/Evaluation and Evidence-Based Programs

Hierarchy of Study Designs for Evaluating Effectiveness

Checklists for Reviewing Evaluations of Program Effectiveness

Guides for Sponsors of Research/Evaluation

Guides for Researchers/Evaluators

Guides for Consumers of Research/Evaluation