Evidence-based policymaking

White House declares Year of Evidence for agencies


The effort builds on work to increase governmentwide use of evidence to make policy and program decisions and restore trust in government.

Evidence-Based Policymaking Act oversight committee publishes first report


The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building has made seven key recommendations for improving the use of data across agencies.

State Department sets out 3-year timeline for new data strategy


It follows the launch of a similar data strategy last week by the Department of Commerce.

The Daily Scoop Podcast: September 16, 2021


On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, Francis Rose covers recommendations to improve IT modernization efforts at USAF, the government’s progress on data-driven decision-making and how the Department of Defense is learning to operate under a continuing resolution.

GAO survey of federal managers suggests progress needed on evidence-based policymaking


One-third of respondents reported using evidence to inform the public about a program’s performance.

Experts urge OMB to ensure agencies budget for evidence-based policymaking


OMB acknowledges that agencies need resources to make evaluation a 'central function'.