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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.

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New Journal Article Highlights the Importance of the Federal Evaluation Workforce!

By Diana Epstein, Erika Liliedahl, and Erica Zielewski · June 27, 2022

The latest edition of New Directions for Evaluation—an official journal of the American Evaluation Association—examines evaluation policy with an emphasis on the Federal landscape, and features an article on the Federal evaluation workforce authored by members of OMB’s Evidence Team—Diana Epstein, Erica Zielewski, and Erika Liliedahl. Continue Reading

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Learning What Works to Build an Equitable Recovery

By Maia Jachimowicz, White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team · June 09, 2022

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) pandemic relief bill, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, has fueled the most equitable economic recovery in recent history. This progress is the result of both the design and implementation of ARP to advance equity through a concerted, whole-of-government approach. Continue Reading

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Sharing Stories: Evidence in Action Across the Country

By The Year of Evidence for Action Team · June 02, 2022

Evidence is a powerful tool to inform government practices and policies – and advancing its use in the Federal government is an important goal for OMB and OSTP. Continue Reading

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Year of Evidence for Action Kicks Off!

By Christina Ciocca Eller, OSTP; Mariam Gulaid, OSTP/OMB; Evidence Team, OMB · April 08, 2022

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a “Year of Evidence for Action” at its first-ever White House Summit on Evidence for Action, co-hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Continue Reading