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M-21-27 Evidence-Based Policymaking: Learning Agendas and Annual Evaluation Plans : Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , June 30, , 2021

June 30, 2021

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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​​​​​​From the document: “The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) urges the Federal Government to make decisions using the best available evidence. The complex issues and challenges facing the American people must be met with urgency, and doing so requires the use of facts arrived at through rigorous and systematic analysis, governed by principles of scientific integrity. In order to address these issues, it is critical to ensure, protect, and institutionalize the collection, dissemination, and use of high-quality evidence in a way that is informed by diverse viewpoints and methods. Addressing and solving current national crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or economic downturn, as well as future crises, depends on using the best available science and evidence. This guidance responds to the Presidential Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking. It reaffirms and expands on previous OMB guidance on Learning Agendas and Annual Evaluation Plans, including OMB M-19-23, OMB M-20-12, and OMB Circular A-11.”


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