The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, enacted this week, provides the most significant changes to the federal government’s data and evaluation infrastructure in a generation. Signed by the president on January 14, 2019, the law implements half of the recommendations from the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, including key provisions to strengthen privacy protections, improve secure access to government data, and enhance government’s evidence capacity. Join BPC’s experts to learn what the new law means for the American public, the effectiveness of government, and opportunities for evaluators and researchers.
Nick Hart, Ph.D.
Director of the Evidence Project, BPC
Katharine G. Abraham, Ph.D.
Co-Chair of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative, BPC; Former Chair, U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Fellow, BPC; Former Policy Advisor to Rep. Paul Ryan