Key Initiatives

The Next Generation Evidence Campaign

Advancing a stronger, more equitable evidence ecosystem.

Panel discussion from NextGen Convening

Since our founding, Project Evident has advocated for a new approach to building and using evidence in the social sector. Today, our dissatisfaction with the status quo is deeper than ever, as is our commitment to addressing racism and inequality of opportunity. And we believe that a stronger, more equitable data and evidence ecosystem – one that centers on the voices of people and communities most directly impacted by the problems we seek to solve – can help. Evidence helps us understand the needs of communities, make decisions in times of change and scarcity, and build and do more of what works. Investing in this ecosystem now will allow us to build an increasingly resilient country that provides more equitable opportunities for all.

Campaign Activities

Next Generation Evidence Principles

A call to action for those who believe in the power of a stronger and more equitable evidence ecosystem to drive greater impact for communities.

Next Generation Evidence: The Book

Featuring insights from leading practitioners, funders, researchers, and policymakers, Next Generation Evidence will be published in late 2022 and focuses on how practitioner-centric evidence building can lead to stronger and more equitable outcomes.

Convenings

We bring together practitioners, funders, researchers, policymakers, and communities to spotlight successful strategies, offer in depth learning opportunities, and generate new ideas.

Policy and partnership initiatives

We advance high signal value policy initiatives to increase support for continuous evidence building and move towards establishing R&D as standard practice in the social and education sectors.

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Principles of Next Generation Evidence

A call to action for those who believe in the power of a stronger and more equitable evidence ecosystem to drive greater impact for communities.

Next Generation Evidence Advisory Committee

  • Lola Adedokun, Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group
  • Ron Haskins, Former Co-Chair, U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Brookings Institution
  • Amy O’Hara, Director, Federal Statistical Research Data Center, Georgetown University
  • Nisha Patel, Senior Fellow, Social Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Marika Pfefferkorn, Director, Twin Cities Innovation Alliance and Co-Founder, Coalition to Stop the Cradle to Prison Algorithm
  • Vivian Tseng, Senior Vice President, William T. Grant Foundation
Join Us

To learn more and get involved, contact Tamar Bauer, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Policy. And join the conversation on Twitter with #NextGenEvidence.

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