Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Session Number: 2588
Track: Presidential Strand
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: Accountability, data, Evaluation advocacy, federal evaluation, Government, policy, state of evaluation, Statistics
Session Facilitator: Nick Hart [Director of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative - Bipartisan Policy Center]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (01:15 PM - 02:00 PM)
Room: Maryland C

Other Authors: Katharine G. Abraham, Chair
Ron Haskins, Co-Chair
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking is developing a strategy for increasing the availability and use of data in order to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. During the course of the bipartisan Commission’s work, members studied how data, research, and evaluation are currently used to build evidence, and how to strengthen the Federal government’s evidence-building capacity. Members applied a diverse range of professional and research expertise to specifically consider strategies for enhancing and better integrating existing data infrastructure in the U.S. to support policy research and evaluation, and opportunities to improve practices for monitoring and assessing outcomes of government programs.  This session will feature Chair Katharine G. Abraham and Co-Chair Ron Haskins, who will discuss the findings and final recommendations the Commission offered to the President and the Congress in September 2017.

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