Category Public Administration

Disabled, not Damaged: Applying the Social Model of Disability to Inclusion Initiatives

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Between 2018 and 2019, the prevalence of diversity and inclusion programs in workplaces increased by 8 percentage points. Diversity and inclusion initiatives pervade both the private and public sectors and are emphasized in many policy areas including employment, education, housing, and environmental policy. While the rise of diversity […]

More Evidence, Better Policy: Understanding the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The American people are more skeptical of public institutions today than they have been for the better part of five decades. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that fewer than one in five Americans has confidence that their government will “do what is right” the majority of […]

GW WonkCast S4E2: Exploring D.C. Statehood

Our first guest of the season, Elizabeth Irons, is the founder of GWU’s chapter of Students for D.C. Statehood. Join us for a lively discussion of the arguments for D.C. statehood, a topic of particular relevance for our D.C. resident listeners. Eli Richman moderates, joined by co-Host Gabe Moss. You can read more about Irons’ […]

Safeguarding Individual Data in the 2020 Census

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Census Bureau announced it will apply differential privacy, a rigorous data protection practice, to its data collection methods. The announcement comes as several high-profile hacking and data abuse incidents—like those involving Facebook and Equifax— have left many people […]

Assessing Disagreement Systematically in Policy Analysis

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Disagreement is a vital locus of any policy environment. Hours are spent in academic town halls, on prime time shows, and in parliaments around the world identifying policy resolutions. Disagreement in policy analysis can be a function of several factors: existing evidence, interpretation of that evidence, value […]

GW WonkCast S3E12-1: Leadership and Teamwork

What makes a good boss? This week’s guest MPA Megan Mattson tells what research says makes an effective manager. Listen for leadership advice, how to use evidence-based management, and applications like whether pay for performance really works. Episode touches on both the private and public sectors. Erik LaDue moderates joined by co-Hosts Katherine Lundie and […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Showcasing Data Science in the District

Event: The Forum @ DC Date: 02/27/18 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on whether the format of the event facilitated policy change or improvement. Write up by Charles Landau, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Last year, I took a class focusing on the intersection […]