The relatively new field of evidence-based policymaking—using data and rigorous research findings to fund programs that work—offers a different lens for making crucial budget decisions. Recent efforts to link federal funding to this different approach have shown promise, but there are challenges and hurdles to more expanded use of this policymaking tool, especially in Congress.
BPC hosted a conversation with Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to explore both the challenges and opportunities of this important new field. The event also featured a discussion with a panel of experts.
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A Different Policymaking Approach: Follow the Evidence
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Keynote remarks by:
Director, Office of Management and Budget
Co-Chair, Commission on Evidence Based Policymaking
Republican Professional Staff, House Committee on Ways and Means
Executive Director, National Governors Association
Deputy Staff Director, Democratic Staff, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, BPC
Senior Advisor, BPC