Building on the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act), the Biden-Harris Administration has taken important actions to measure and improve the impact of federal government programs through evidence and data. These actions reflect a commitment to evidence-based policies in addressing a wide range of issues such as education, public health, racial equity, and economic mobility.
On this page Results for America will track and analyze efforts by the Biden-Harris Administration to infuse evidence and data into federal policymaking and budget decisions over the course of its tenure.
- A Memorandum on Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking that emphasizes the Administration’s commitment to science, data and evidence free from political interference.
- An Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities that creates a new Equitable Data Working Group to improve federal data policies because the “first step to promoting equity in Government action is to gather the data necessary to inform that effort.”
- An Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 to increase the gathering, sharing, and publication of data to help federal, state, local, and Tribal leaders make informed decisions to address the pandemic as well as future public health threats.
- An Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continued Operation of Schools that calls for greater collection of data to “fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and educators.”