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Evidence-Based Policy

01.24.22 | 1 min read
A New Evidence Era for Federal Government

Evidence-based policy is the process of using high-quality information [evidence] to inform government decisions [policy]. 2018’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act) launched a new era in federal evidence-based policy, spurring federal agencies to develop internal evidence-building plans (known as “Learning Agendas”), to hire chief data and evaluation officers, and to cultivate partnerships with evidence experts.