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Evidence-Based Policy

Driving Impact through Evidence

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act was signed into law to encourage the use of concrete, data-backed evidence to inform decision making on federal policy and programming. To fully deploy and realize the benefits of evidence-based policymaking, the federal government and agencies require additional resources and support to advance their use and uptake of data to drive policy outcomes. 


The Day One Project is working directly with leaders across federal agencies to identify opportunities to further the use of evidence, improve systems to support access and integration of data and data systems, and explore impactful pathways to fortify and strengthen the federal workforce tasked with leading the implementation of the Evidence Act.

 

Through a series of initiatives, we hope to surface impactful policy ideas and drive progress on implementation in partnership with federal agencies and leaders.

Webinar

Building a 21st Century Evaluation Workforce

December 8th, 2021 from 2-3 PM ET

 

Invited Speakers

  • Diana Epstein: Evidence Team Lead, Office of Management and Budget

  • Christina Ciocca Eller: Assistant Director of Evidence and Policy, White House Office
    of Science and Technology Policy

  • Christina Yancey, PhD: Chief Evaluation Officer, Department of Labor

  • Jenny Mattingley: FAS Impact Fellow, SME-QA

  • Clemencia Cosentino: Chief Evaluation Officer, National Science Foundation

  • Chris Kuang: Co-Founder, U.S. Digital Corps

 

Additional Speakers TBA​

Talent Support

 Looking for evaluation and data talent? Want to learn more about flexible hiring mechanisms?

 

FAS' Day One Talent Hub works to identify, match, and deploy technical talent into federal agencies to tackle pressing priorities. 

 

Sign up below to request support from the Day One Talent Hub.

 

Building the Evaluation & Data Workforce

Check out our ideas on how to identify, build, and support the 21st century evaluation and data workforce.

Building a 21st Century Evaluation Workforce

On Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET, FAS' Day One Talent Hub is hosting a virtual discussion focused on Building a 21st Century Evaluation Workforce.

 

The webinar will explore opportunities to support agency evaluation and data offices working to implement federal learning agendas and improve the use of evidence in policy and decision making. As the desire for greater evidence in policymaking increases, and federal agencies are tasked with developing and executing individual learning agendas, the need for growing and diversifying agency expertise to work on evaluation, access data,  and deliver on program and policy assessments increases. In this event, we will hear from leaders in government working to advance evidence based policy and federal learning agendas, and uncover opportunities for policy and talent to augment and strengthen federal evaluation and data teams.

Invited Speakers

  • Diana Epstein: Evidence Team Lead, Office of Management and Budget

  • Christina Ciocca Eller: Assistant Director of Evidence and Policy, White House Office
    of Science and Technology Policy

  • Christina Yancey, PhD: Chief Evaluation Officer, Department of Labor

  • Jenny Mattingley: FAS Impact Fellow, SME-QA

  • Clemencia Cosentino: Chief Evaluation Officer, National Science Foundation

  • Chris Kuang: Co-Founder, U.S. Digital Corps

Evidence-Based Policy Proposals

 

The Day One Project engages a diverse community of scientists, technologists, academics, advocates, and industry leaders to think strategically about a vast range of challenges and opportunities in science, technology, and innovation policy. Below, we've collected a set of actionable ideas to advance the implementation of data-driven, evidence-based policies across government.

An Open Call for New Ideas
 

Have thoughts on how to improve government effectiveness through the use of evidence and data? We're always looking for new ideas to expand our policy portfolio.