Just Launched - Harvard University, Policy Impacts

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website for Policy Impacts, a new not-for-profit organisation based at Harvard University.

Policy Impacts helps policymakers, practitioners and philanthropists assess the effect of different government policies. Each policy is analysed using a metric known as the Marginal Value of Public Funds, or the MVPF. This methodology allows decision makers to compare the impacts of different types of policies,identify the highest returns on investment, and produce the most positive social outcomes.

The Policy Impacts Library serves as a definitive reference source for researchers to learn about the programmes and policies that the government spends on by taking them on an interactive journey to explore the story behind the research, through detailed policy data analysis and supporting narrative.

The website combines data visualisation with interactive scrollytelling to explain the concepts using a dynamic and intuitive interface where the data is presented in a way that encourages exploration and natural interaction.

“We are thrilled with the exciting website that Soak has put together. It enables policymakers, researchers, and the public to access cutting edge research on the most effective government policies.”

Nathaniel Hendren - Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Co-Director of Policy Impacts

Developed using a combination of the latest web technologies including; Tailwind, Next.js, Docker, React with the Strapi headless CMS, the website is now prepared to evolve into a global resource allowing research into international government policies to compare effectiveness across leading countries.