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Building the Foundation Needed to Achieve the Evidence Act’s Potential for Transforming Federal Policymaking

By Kelly Bidwell (GSA), Joseph Clift (USDA/FNS), Mary Hyde (AmeriCorps), and Lauren Supplee (HHS/ACF/OPRE) · January 29, 2024

The five-year anniversary of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (the Evidence Act) provides a point of reflection on the journey to ensure the Federal government centers its work in evidence building and use... Read more

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Actionable Learning about Economic Recovery

By Jed Herrmann, U.S. Department of the Treasury · January 23, 2024

Treasury is using evidence to inform program implementation and is looking for opportunities to collaborate with researchers on evaluations (who can express interest by emailing Read more

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Celebrating Five Years of the Evidence Act

By The Evidence Team, OMB · January 17, 2024

January 2024 marks five years since passage of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, or Evidence Act... Read more

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Connecting Government Agencies with Strategies and Tools for Sustainable Data Use

By Siri Warkentien and Nicole Deterding · October 30, 2023

Many federal agencies are striving to increase their capacity to collect and use data in line with the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018... Read more

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