Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thomas Boardroom (Westin Georgetown)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This presentation will highlight the Administration’s efforts to better integrate evidence and evaluation into decision-making. This includes (1) increased funding for more evidence-based grant structures, (2) building agency capacity for evaluation, (3) encouraging more extensive use of the “big data” produced by programs for both evaluation and performance measurement, (4) promoting inter-agency learning networks centered around evaluation, including an evaluation working group covering all of the Federal government, and (5) working with agencies to develop common evidence standards, “what works” repositories, and methods to synthesize research findings so that evidence on what works is more accessible and meaningful for decision-makers. The Administration is also working to better integrate agency evaluation and performance measurement functions so that together decision-makers benefit from the synthesis of what can be learned from all forms of evidence.