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About the Site

What is is 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.

On this site you can:

  • Learn about the Evaluation Officer Council and their activities;
  • Find official guidance on Evidence Act implementation and Federal evaluation;
  • Access agency plans for building evidence (Learning Agendas) and conducting evaluations (Annual Evaluation Plans), as well as agency assessments of their capacity to generate needed evidence for policymaking, and the policies that govern evaluation activities; and
  • Resources to support and improve evaluation and its use, including leading examples of how Federal evaluation is helping to answer priority questions about mission and operational effectiveness.

About the OMB Evidence Team

The OMB Evidence Team at the Office of Management and Budget is committed to developing, building, producing and using evidence and evaluation as a tool to improve government-wide effectiveness. Toward this end, the Team coordinates and supports evidence building and use across the Federal Government. Through support of the Evaluation Officer Council, engagement with the Federal evaluation community, and development of guidance and resources, the Evidence Team advances the goal of better integrating evidence and rigorous evaluation in budget, management, operational, and policy decisions.


Diana Epstein

Diana Epstein

Erika Liliedahl

Erika Liliedahl

Erica Zielewski

Erica Zielewski

Danielle Berman

Danielle Berman

Contact the Evidence Team

Site Information and Policies

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The information on this website in no way constitutes policy or legal advice, nor does it in any way reflect Federal Government views or opinions. Agencies shall consult law, regulation, and policy, including Office of Management and Budget guidance, to understand applicable requirements.

The materials on this website were compiled by the Evidence Team at the Office of Management and Budget and include publicly-available information about the Evaluation Officer Council and some of its ongoing initiatives. This website also provides a partial inventory of laws, guidance, and Federal agency documents that reflect their implementation of the Evidence Act, specifically Title I. Additionally, this website collates and shares resources to support and improve evaluation activities and their use, including leading examples of how Federal evaluation is helping to answer priority questions about agency mission and operational effectiveness.

This website does not provide a complete inventory of all the statutory and policy requirements associated with Evidence Act implementation across the Federal Government. Not all requirements or resources on this website apply to all agencies. The information contained on this website may not reflect current legal developments or agency-specific requirements and may not be accurate or complete.

Links to Other Sites includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other Federal Government agencies and/or other public or private organizations. provides these links and pointers for your information and convenience. If you click on a link to an outside or third-party website, you will leave the website, and your activity on any third-party sites will be governed by the third parties’ privacy and security policies.

Please note, is not responsible for the content of any third-party website. The inclusion of links and pointers to third-party websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or the information contained on those sites, and should not be considered an endorsement or a recommendation by, the Evaluation Officer Council, or the OMB Evidence Team, of any views or materials offered by these sites. does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on any linked site.

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