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Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Evidence: Lessons Learned in the Past 20 Years

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Join us on February 28 as BPC partners with the Forum for Youth Investment to examine the potential opportunities and challenges that exist for using evidence in government in 2018. The event will feature a discussion of a new technical paper from BPC, Presidential Evidence Initiatives, dissecting the previous two administrations’ approaches to the use of evidence as well as a bipartisan panel of former appointees in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations to discuss opportunities to expand the use of evidence in the President’s Management Agenda, the federal budget, and legislation such as the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017.

Read the report: Presidential Evidence Initiatives: Lessons from the Bush and Obama Administrations’ Efforts to Improve Government Performance.

The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing policy solutions informed by rigorous research for helping young people prepare for college, work, and life.

Listen to a recording of the conversation.

Panel I:

Nick Hart
Director of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative, BPC

Kathy Newcomer
Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University

Panel II:

John Kamensky
Former Deputy Director, Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Shelley Metzenbaum
Former Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management, White House Office of Management and Budget 2009-2013

Marcus Peacock
Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2005-2009

Moderated by: 

Merita Irby
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment


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