April 25, 2016

Podcast: Getting the Proof of Social Programs’ Success

For organizations seeking government and philanthropic funding, reliable proof of progress is an increasingly important currency. "Programs that had good evidence would get the bulk of the money," says Gordon Berlin, president of MDRC, a nonprofit research organization focusing on eduction and social policy.

In this segment from the Business of Giving, Mr. Berlin discusses how randomized control trials are designed and identifies social programs that are working to reduce poverty, boost community-college graduation rates, and achieve other measurable social goals. 

Listen to the podcast below.