Impact Briefs

These issue briefs describe how teams of researchers and leaders in government, business, and nonprofits are working together to generate new ideas, insights, and solutions to make progress on social problems. Issues include police-community relations, overcoming gender bias in the workplace, policies for a low-carbon energy future, better measures for child poverty, and more. The examples show how problem-focused research teams are informing policies and programs to benefit more people—and the potential for new investments and support to expand their public impact.

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Big Data and Journalism Reduces Bias in Police Practices Across the United States

A Better Way to Measure Child Poverty in California

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A 'Small Wins' Model for Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace

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Improving Oakland Police Tactics with Data on Traffic Stops, Arrests, and Race

An AI Solution for Refugee Resettlement

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Making Education Culturally Relevant to San Francisco's Students

Focusing on Brick Kilns in Bangladesh to Cut Pollution and Improve Health

Miss Koch embraces two female students in the Girl Education Project, focused on sexual reproductive health awareness, in Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya.

Miss Koch, works on sexual reproductive health awareness raising activities supported by the African Population and Health Research Center in Korogocho, one of...

Information is Power in HIV Prevention Programs in Kenya and Botswana