New Jersey Policy Lab work featured in Results for America report recognizing NJ as an “honor roll” state

January 7, 2022

New Jersey Policy Lab was featured as a “promising example” of the State of New Jersey using program evaluations to improve results, according to a recent Results for America report cited by the Office of the Governor. 

This recognizes the New Jersey Policy Lab’s work to:

  1. build coalitions across governments and community organizations in support of evidence-based policy initiatives,  
  2. assist stakeholders in troubleshooting implementation issues,  
  3. provide data modeling for policy recommendations, and  
  4. evaluate the impacts of proposed statewide public policy.   

Funded by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, New Jersey Policy Lab generates high-quality, nonpartisan research and analysis of policy-based solutions facing New Jersey. This work contributes to the State of New Jersey being recognized as an Honor Roll state in using evidence and data to deliver better results for New Jerseyans.   

The Results for America 2021 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence report demonstrates that data and evidence can support states in building the capacity to make better decisions about how to drive an economic recovery; advance equitable outcomes for residents and governments; and invest in evidence-based programs and services. The report identifies 202 examples of data-driven and evidence-based practices, policies, programs, and systems in effect as of August 2021 in 36 states across the country. Nine Leading states: Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Utah; and four Honor Roll states: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island were identified for their commitment to evidence-based policymaking. 

The complete analysis may be found at

Recent Posts

Shaul Picker Receives 2024 Mortensen-Voorhees Award

Shaul Picker is the 2024 recipient of the Mortensen-Voorhees Award for Achievement in Transportation Studies. This award is granted annually to the highest-achieving student with a concentration in transportation at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and...

NJSPL – Key Insights from Early Offshore Wind Implementation

By Jessica Parineet Offshore wind development is in its early stages in the United States, with just under one gigawatt (GW) of utility scale capacity constructed. State decarbonization goals have catalyzed industry progress thus far, however the Biden administration...

EJB Talks: Political Update with Stuart Shapiro and Amy Cobb

Analyzing Trump's Guilty Verdict and the 2024 Election Outlook Stuart Shapiro welcomes back Amy Cobb MPAP '18 for a political update in the final EJB Talks episode of the spring 2024 season. They discuss the potential consequences of Trump's guilty verdict for...

Racial composition of road users, traffic citations, and police stops

Significance This study pioneers in mapping the racial composition of roads. Our findings highlight a disproportionate rate of citations for moving violations among Black drivers through both speed camera enforcement but more so via police stops, challenging the...

Traffic Speeds Decrease When Bike Lane is Present

Rutgers researchers make finding after looking for ways to lower the incidence of vehicle crashes Read original article on Rutgers Today, June 3, 2024 Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers conducting a study at a high-traffic intersection in a Jersey Shore town...

Upcoming Events