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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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Public Informs Final Government-Wide PMA Learning Agenda

By Nichelle Johnson Billips and Diana Epstein, Office of Management and Budget · September 15, 2022

Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) Learning Agenda on Continue Reading


In the Spotlight – USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures

By Sasha Gallant, USAID and The Evidence Team, OMB · September 08, 2022

In the Spotlight serves to introduce you to the people and offices across the Federal Government who are doing the hard work of undertaking program evaluation and shine a light on their many notable accomplishments and activities... Continue Reading

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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