Just the Facts: How to Find and Use Evidence in Policymaking
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET
We hear so often that a program or policy is “evidence-based”—sometimes to justify support for a position or funded program. But has this become more of a buzzword than a meaningful label? Would it help to know where to look for credible evidence—or what questions to ask to test whether something is really evidence-based? This session helps sort out what evidence really means and how it can help make policy and budget decisions that are more likely to achieve policymakers’ desired outcomes.
Vice President of Evidence-Based Policy, Arnold Ventures
Associate Manager, Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Program Director, NCSL Center for Results-Driven Governing
Policy Specialist, NCSL Employment, Labor, and Retirement program
- NCSL Center for Results-Driven Governing, NCSL
- “ABCs of Evidence-Informed Policymaking: Principles and Strategies for State Policymakers,” NCSL, Sept. 2020.
- “Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking,” The Pew Charitable Trusts, March 2015.
- “Evidence-Based Policymaking Resource Center,” The Pew Charitable Trusts
- “Evidence-Based Policy,” Arnold Ventures
- “Straight Talk on Evidence,” Arnold Ventures