IMPLEMENTING THE EVIDENCE ACT: WHAT’S BEEN DONE, WHAT’S NEXT, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP 1601
IMPLEMENTING THE EVIDENCE ACT: WHAT’S BEEN DONE, WHAT’S NEXT, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP
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The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (“Evidence Act”) was signed on January 14, 2019, putting into law many of the recommendations from the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. It emphasizes collaboration and coordination within and among U.S. Federal agencies to advance data and evidence-building functions and statutorily mandates new Federal evidence-building activities, open government data, and confidential information protection and statistical efficiency. The Evidence Act represents an important step forward in how Federal agencies plan and organize evidence-building, data management, and data access functions and requires engagement from many different people within agencies and with external stakeholders. This presentation will discuss the law’s major provisions, with a particular focus on new activities such as multi-year learning agendas, annual evaluation plans, and capacity assessments, as well as the three new senior officials at agencies who will be responsible for implementing the Evidence Act. It will also discuss OMB’s approach to implementation and the guidance and support we are providing to agencies. Finally, it will offer insights into new opportunities for collaboration with partners to better build and use evidence.
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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 11:00am CST
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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 12:00pm CST
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Diana Epstein is the Evidence Team Lead at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Evidence Team collaborates with other OMB offices on setting evidence building priorities and selecting appropriate evaluation methodologies, using findings from evaluations and other studies in program design, and developing agency capacity to build and use evidence. The team also provides expert advice and technical assistance on evidence-related activities and initiatives for a broad range of Federal agencies and functions. Diana was previously a research and evaluation manager at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and before that she worked as a program evaluator and policy analyst at Abt Associates, the American Institutes for Research, and the RAND Corporation. She has a B.S. from Brown University in applied math-biology, an MPP from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
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