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Center for Policy Innovation

The Center for Policy Innovation is Heritage's "think tank within a think tank." The Center is modeled on units within creative companies and specific institutions that develop breakthrough ideas.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Can Government Replicate Success? Can Government Replicate Success?

    There are fundamental methodological reasons whey successful examples of social policy are so difficult to replicate. That’s why we need to replace the “magic bullet” approach of government today with a “trail-and-error” approach to replicating success, based on decentralized design, devolution of funding, and the use of “perception information”. Read More.

  • An Analysis of Selected Budget Process Reforms An Analysis of Selected Budget Process Reforms

    The budget process should strive not merely to accommodate constitutional principles, but to advance them, reinforcing that framework as the fundamental platform for public policy. This discussion, therefore, examines selected reform proposals from the conviction that, as policymakers seek to craft a more rational process, they should focus on strengthening the practice of budgeting as a principal act of constitutional government.
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  • Rebuilding Social Capital Through Community Institutions Rebuilding Social Capital Through Community Institutions

    Achieving greater economic mobility in the United States requires rebuilding social capital, created through personal interactions with other people, family, groups, or institutions. A promising strategy to do that is to envision certain types of institution as new forms of community anchors. Charter schools, religious organizations, housing organizations, and even virtual networks appear to be model. Read More.

Research and Publications from Center for Policy Innovation

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Research and Publications from Center for Policy Innovation