US federal government has a legal requirement to develop and use performance information and other evidence in decision-making. These provisions are intended to ensure that the US federal government is using the best possible evidence to make policy decisions and deliver public services.
A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that managers at a majority of agencies were using performance information much more than in prior years. The review also found an increase in relevant training and effectively communicating performance information, and greater use of performance information for regular data-driven reviews.
However, the report also revealed some of the barriers that exist to extending the use of best practice in policymaking. This included the delivery of training for staff to understand the data that is available to improve services.
This webinar will look at how evidence based policymaking can be better embedded in US federal government. It will look at:
•Examples of best practice in using evidence to inform policy.
•How to design and implement public services to make sure that they can create – and respond to – evaluations of what works.
•How to overcome existing barriers to the use of evidence in policymaking.
• Jason Bossie, U.S. Small Business Aministration
• Christine Heflin, U.S. Department of Commerce
• Winston J. Allen, U.S. Agency for International Development
• Annie Chiang, U.S. Department of Treasury
• Kathleen Nestor, SAS
• Webinar chair: Richard Johnstone, Executive Editor at Global Government Forum