The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.
Whether developing regulations, setting funding levels, or determining which policies to advance, policymakers constantly demand that evidence be generated and available to meet this need.
There is much work to be done to carry on the CEP’s bipartisan effort to bring more evidence into the policymaking process.
The American public wants a government that operates effectively and efficiently, but far too often the evidence needed to improve government programs and policies is not available.
BPC is launching an initiative to continue and expand efforts to ensure federally funded programs are based on the best evidence available.
Evidence-based policymaking uses findings from rigorous research and program evaluations to guide decisions about public policy and funding. The Congressional Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking appointed by President Obama and the bipartisan leadership of Congress is scheduled to report its recommendations by September of 2017.