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Notable Research and Media Coverage

CollegeMeasures.org: In October 2010, Matrix Knowledge Group International launched a website in partnership with the American Institutes for Research focused on reporting key outcome measures for nearly 1600 four-year public and private colleges in the US. The website makes it simple to strategically evaluate the performance of colleges and state systems in order to identify areas for further analysis and focus. Scenario modelling tools are included which make it easy to set targets using comparative data and conduct “what if” analyses in order to see the impacts of potential changes in performance. www.collegemeasures.org

The economic case for and against prison: In 2007, Matrix was commissioned by The Monument Trust, Lankelly Chase Foundation and The Bromley Trust to provide independent research into prison sentences. This research concluded that prison sentences often do not make economic sense: compared with seven alternative punishment systems, prison costs between £16,260 and £202,775 more per offender. The report received significant media coverage, especially in the Guardian which ran favorable reports, and also in the Telegraph. An update to the research was published November, 2008.

The illicit drug trade in the United Kingdom: In partnership with the LSE, Matrix interviewed 222 drug dealers and traffickers in prisons across England. Their work was notable for understanding the drug trade as any other business, though they also looked at the social organisation of the drug trade. The report was commissioned by the UK Home Office, and received significant international media coverage.

Health England Leading Prioritisation Tool: Matrix and Health England launched H.E.L.P (Health England Leading Prioritisation), an interactive on line tool supporting public health professionals and purchasers and an accompanying report 'Prioritising investments in preventative health' published September 2009.

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