Evidence-based policymaking

White House declares Year of Evidence for agencies

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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

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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

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

The Daily Scoop Podcast: September 16, 2021

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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

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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

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

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