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Evidence Plans

Learning Agendas

Learning Agendas, or evidence-building plans, are systematic plans for identifying and addressing priority questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of an agency. They identify, prioritize, and establish strategies to develop evidence to answer important short- and long-term questions including:

  • strategic questions about how the agency meets its mission(s), including about how programs, policies, and regulations function, and
  • operational questions about the agency’s operations like human resources, grant-making procedures, financial systems and tracking, and internal processes.

Learning agendas should be iterative, flexible, transparent, and tailored to both meet an individual agency’s needs and address agency-specific challenges to developing evidence. Sources: OMB M-19-23 and OMB M-21-27.

Learning Agendas by Agency

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Department of Agriculture

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Department of Commerce

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Department of Defense

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Department of Education

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Department of Energy

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Department of Health & Human Services

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Department of Homeland Security

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Department of Interior

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Department of Justice

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Department of Labor

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Department of State

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Department of Transportation

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Department of Treasury

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Department of Veterans Affairs

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Environmental Protection Agency

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General Services Administration

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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National Science Foundation

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Office of Personnel Management

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Small Business Administration

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Social Security Administration

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U.S. Agency for International Development

Cross-Government Plans

ARP Equity Learning Agenda

PMA Learning Agenda