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The Lab @ DC

The Lab @ DC uses scientific insights and methods to test and improve policies and provide timely, relevant and high-quality analysis to inform the District's most important decisions. The Lab @ DC collaborates with District agencies to:

  • Design policy and program interventions that are tailored to the District, based on theory and evidence from academic and industrial research, as well as analyses of available administrative data.
  • Conduct high-quality evaluations—including randomized evaluations and rapid, iterative experimentation—to learn how well things work and how to improve.
  • Foster a scientific community of practice, engaging and collaborating with experts and stakeholders across agencies, universities, and community groups.

The Lab @ DC is working on a variety of projects from flexible rent programs to address homelessness to a Form-a-Palooza to systematically improve all government forms.

To learn more about The Lab, visit [email protected].