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Welcome to, the home for Federal program evaluation and the Evaluation Officer Council. brings together the plans and activities that drive evaluation efforts across the Federal Government.

News & Highlights

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And the Winners Are...

By The Evidence Team, OMB · October 11, 2021

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Inaugural Evaluation Officer Council Recognition Program! These awards honor Federal civil service leaders committed to advancing evaluation and evidence-based policymaking across the... Continue Reading

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OMB M-21-27: Guidance worth getting excited about

By The Evidence Team, OMB · September 27, 2021

It’s not often that OMB guidance and evidence-based policymaking generate media buzz, especially not together. But, the recent release of OMB M-21-27, responding to the January, 2021 Presidential Memorandum on... Continue Reading

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Welcome to

By Diana Epstein, Evidence Team Lead, OMB · August 26, 2021

Welcome to, the home for Federal program evaluation and the Evaluation Officer Council. We are excited to launch this site as a resource to support and build the Federal evaluation community,... Continue Reading

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Using Evaluation to Advance Our Priorities

By Danny Yagan, Associate Director for Economic Policy, OMB · August 25, 2021

As this Administration works to address complex and urgent challenges facing our country, evaluation is necessary for answering key questions about what works and how we can improve, and is critical... Continue Reading