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Policy Evaluation Project

Brookings Institution

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2006–September 30, 2009
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Currently, many low- and moderate-income households are saving little for retirement. To encourage increased savings among these households, the Brookings Institution’s Policy Evaluation Project is conducting an experiment to test the effects of matching rates and other savings incentives on savings behavior.This grant will enable the project to analyze, report on and communicate results from the experiment to policymakers, journalists and savings advocates. Among other impacts, these results will help inform current and future debates about new directions for a U.S. savings policy.The Policy Evaluation Project is known for producing high quality research findings in a timely manner, providing a strong base of evidence to assess new policy ideas, and incorporating successful ideas into the policy formulation process.