What counts as policy failure — and why it matters

Debates about how we define and recognize success and failure can be crucial turning points in public policy.… Read More What counts as policy failure — and why it matters

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Hedging bets: our new preoccupation with failure

As agencies have grown more risk-averse after the global financial crisis, they have sought to make results-evaluation more standardized—and ultimately less responsive to the particular needs of local communities.… Read More Hedging bets: our new preoccupation with failure