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Third meeting of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Past Event

In 2016, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) was established by the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act.  Jointly sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and signed by President Barack Obama, the Act recognizes that better use of existing data may improve how government programs operate. The mission of the Commission is to develop a strategy for increasing the availability and use of data in order to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. Through the course of the Commission’s work, members will study how data, research, and evaluation are currently used to build evidence, and how to strengthen the government’s evidence-building efforts.

On November 4, 2016, the third meeting of the Commission took place, featuring panels on evaluation capacity considerations, data and capacity needs for government evaluation, capacity to support public good activities, and evaluation of capacity considerations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The meeting was presided over by Katharine G. Abraham, Chair of the Commission, and Ron Haskins, Co-Chair.


Call to Order

Evaluation capacity considerations from a federal evaluation office: U.S. Department of Labor

From this Session

Policy-driven demand for government evaluation: Data and capacity needs

Katherine O’Regan

Professor of Public Policy and Planning; Director of Master of Science in Public Policy Program - New York University

Evelyn Kappeler

Director of the Office of Adolescent Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Matthew Klein

Executive Director - New York City Center for Economic Opportunity

From this Session


Non-governmental demand for evaluation: Capacity to support public good activities

Tanya Beer

Associate Director - Center for Evaluation Innovation

James X. Sullivan

Professor of Economics - University of Notre Dame

Co-Founder - Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

Kelly Fitzsimmons

Director of Innovation and Policy Planning - The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

From this Session

Evaluation capacity considerations from a federal evaluation office: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Naomi Goldstein

Co-Chair - Interagency Working Group on Evidence Policy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation - Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

From this Session


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