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The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is a step toward strengthening how the federal government uses evidence.
Evidence-based policymaking can help leaders meet policy goals by focusing public funding on programs that work and fostering deeper understanding of constituents’ needs.
The White House’s recent government reform plan and the president’s management agenda encourage the development of learning agendas.
The positive potential of Opportunity Zones depends on decisions made by America’s governors.
Numerous tables have presented estimates for the impact of tax reform legislation, but these might be more engaging as graphs.
The Government Accountability Office added the 2020 census to its “High Risk List” of government-wide programs in jeopardy.
Balanced budget requirements have become a pillar of state budgeting practice. But do they work?
Significant help for low- and middle-income families with children is missing from tax reform legislation.
Using evidence to make decisions can mitigate challenges raised by a large federal bureaucracy.
Recently introduced legislation makes important steps to improve the use of evidence and data in federal agencies.

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