Where Do We Go From Here?
T he desire to advance what we have come to think of as evidence-informed policymaking is widespread. Everywhere we turn we encounter frustra-tion with our failure to bring quality research and dispassionate analysis to those doing public policy. No stakeholder is more sensitive to this challenge than the philanthropic community, which invests large sums on nurturing quality research in the somewhat quixotic hope of improving the effectiveness of public policies. Not surprisingly, many philanthropists are acutely aware of just how elusive this philanthropic objective remains.