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A New Era for Federal Evaluation: Implementing the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
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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.


Featured Speakers

  • 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



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Date & Time Friday, March 15, 2019
Bipartisan Policy Center 1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
WashingtonD.C. 20005 , DC , 20005
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