Building Evidence and Learning Agendas in Federal Agencies
Join the Urban Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Results for America for a conversation with senior federal leaders about how agencies use learning agendas and other evidence-building approaches to guide their research activities and inform agency decisions on high-priority issues.
Agency leaders are increasingly working to build a culture of learning and to promote evidence building within federal agencies. Learning agendas can be a useful tool to identify and prioritize evaluation, data analysis, and research activities taking place within agencies.
The White House Office of Management and Budget’s recent government reform plan and the President’s Management Agenda include encouragement for agencies to develop learning agendas. This event will provide an opportunity for agencies to learn from each other about different approaches to developing and implementing learning agendas, including discussion on stakeholder engagement, partnering with program offices, implementation, and dissemination.
Featured speakers include
Diana Epstein, Evidence Team Lead, Office of Management and Budget
Nick Hart, Director, Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center
Maia Jachimowicz, Vice President, Evidence-Based Policy Implementation, Results for America
Terell Lasane, Lead Program Evaluator, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Small Business Administration
Demetra Nightingale, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Deputy Secretary, Housing and Urban Development
Melissa Patsalides, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, US Agency for International Development
Erika Poethig, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Urban Institute
Emily Schmitt, Deputy Director, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services