Reports & Resources

The Beeck Center’s actionable resources and reports help practitioners and policy makers use proven approaches to make systems work for all.

  • A Community Develops Data Resources with Congress

    A Community Develops Data Resources with Congress

    Two case examples of a member-convened Stakeholders, Individuals, Data, and Evidence (SIDE) Event to examine how a congressional staffer worked collaboratively with universities, organizations, and individuals to shape an information-gathering process. The staffer then structured the information to be compatible with the input formatting methods of Congress.

    Contributing Authors

    Sep. 14, 2022

  • Congressional Data, Redefined

    Congressional Data, Redefined

    This report builds on the Beeck Center’s Shape, Structure, Share roadmap and provides a vision for how individuals and communities can participate in policymaking in support of a more modern and inclusive Congress.

    Contributing Authors

    • Jonathan Finch

      Student Analyst

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      Ta’Corian Tilley

      Student Analyst

    Jun. 27, 2022

  • Collaborating to Improve Unemployment Insurance

    Collaborating to Improve Unemployment Insurance

    Three clear paths to modernizing collaboratively on Unemployment Insurance digital service delivery: consortia, federal shared services, and communities of practice.

    Contributing Authors

    Jun. 7, 2022

  • Benefit Eligibility Rules as Code: Reducing the Gap Between Policy and Service Delivery for the Safety Net

    Benefit Eligibility Rules as Code: Reducing the Gap Between Policy and Service Delivery for the Safety Net

    This guide to Benefits Eligibility Rules as Code explores how the U.S. federal government could utilize new approaches for the eligibility requirements of core safety net programs to improve efficiency and equity of delivery.

    Contributing Authors

    Feb. 22, 2022

  • A Community Builds an App with Congress

    A Community Builds an App with Congress

    The office of Congressman Seth Moulton (MA06) innovated with a local group of civic technologists known as Code for Boston to build a custom app to calculate a Social Security benefit regulated by a place-determined amendment known as the Windfall Elimination Provision.

    Contributing Authors

    Feb. 9, 2022

  • Integrating Social Safety Net Benefits: Options for State and County Agencies Informed by Recent Integration Successes

    Integrating Social Safety Net Benefits: Options for State and County Agencies Informed by Recent Integration Successes

    Showcases how government agencies in Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Vermont have worked with organizations like Code for America, Nava, Civilla, and Benefits Data Trust to successfully pilot and scale different ways to integrate benefits. We hope that all state and local government agencies can find ways in this guide to take manageable steps that can build upon each other to create large-scale change, especially now with funding from the American Rescue Plan.

    Contributing Authors

    Jan. 31, 2022

  • Accessible Benefits Information: Reducing Administrative Burden and Improving Equitable Access through Clear Communication About Safety Net Benefits

    Accessible Benefits Information: Reducing Administrative Burden and Improving Equitable Access through Clear Communication About Safety Net Benefits

    This guide to Accessible Benefits Information offers case studies that show how groups in Michigan, New York City, and San José use plain language, multilingual translation, co-creation and testing with residents, and technology tools to provide better information about benefits.

    Contributing Authors

    Jan. 13, 2022

  • Creating Impact in Digital Government: Successes, Challenges and Strategy of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

    Creating Impact in Digital Government: Successes, Challenges and Strategy of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

    This case study documents how the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer analyzes challenges and opportunities and disseminates this information to benefit the people of New York City and their collaborators in other governments.

    Contributing Authors

    Jan. 7, 2022

  • A Community Shapes Environmental Justice Legislation

    A Community Shapes Environmental Justice Legislation

    A case example that examines how members of Congress can employ newly available communications technology to invite policy-adjacent communities to be producers of information that help shape the content of legislation

    Contributing Authors

    Jan. 6, 2022

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