Think tank

MDRC

MDRC

New York City, NY, United States

Founded in 1974 as the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, “MDRC” became the official name of the organization in 2003. MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. They design interventions, evaluate existing programs, and provide technical assistance for programs and interventions at scale. They work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what is learned to policymakers and practitioners. MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.mdrc.org/

Address:
200 Vesey Street. 23rd Floor. New York, NY 10281-2103

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
United States
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Founded by
Founders: Ford Foundation
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Virginia Knox
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
MDRC
 19
United States average
 71
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
MDRC
58% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
MDRC
45% 
United States average
27% 
Global average
34% 

Data notes

Last updated: 30/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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