How can public leaders and program managers use low-cost experiments — also knows as low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) — to improve program results in government? In this blog post, I provide a video overview, below. (An audio podcast version is also available above.)
Low-cost experiments use existing high-quality data that are already being collected, which can bring the cost of rigorous evaluation way down. As a result, low-cost experiments can be a valuable complement to more traditional evaluation approaches and open up more opportunities for program managers to experiment and learn what works.