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A New Era for Federal Evaluation: Implementing the Evidence Act

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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In January 2019, President Trump enacted the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (P.L. 115-435), which was passed by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. The new law paves the way for big reforms to federal evaluation policies in coming years. Agencies will be expected to expand their capacity for engaging in program evaluation, including by designating evaluation officers, developing learning agendas, producing annual evaluation plans, and enabling a workforce to conduct evaluations. Join experts from across federal agencies to learn about why these provisions matter for the American public, and strategies for effectively implementing the Evidence Act’s evaluation provisions.

This event will be webcast.

Keynote remarks by:

Jeff Schlagenhauf
Associate Director for Economic Policy, White House Office of Management and Budget

Panel discussion with:

Diana Epstein, Ph.D.
Evidence Team Lead, White House Office of Management and Budget

Mary Hyde, Ph.D. 
Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation, Corporation for National Community Service

Susan Jenkins, Ph.D. 
Director, Office of Performance and Evaluation, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Moderated by:

Nick Hart 
Director, Evidence Project, Bipartisan Policy Center

Closing remarks by:

Demetra Nightingale, Ph.D.
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

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