In January 2019, President Trump enacted the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which Congress passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. The new law allows for major reforms to federal evaluation policies in the coming years. Agencies are 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 strategies for effectively implementing the Evidence Act’s evaluation provisions and why these provisions matter for the American public.
Diana Epstein, Evidence Team Lead, White House Office of Management and Budget
Nick Hart, Director, Evidence Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
Mary Hyde, Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation, Corporation for National Community Service
Susan Jenkins, Director, Office of Performance and Evaluation, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Demetra Nightingale, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Jeff Schlagenhauf, Associate Director for Economic Policy, White House Office of Management and Budget