Biden-Harris Administration Evidence Tracker

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.


  • 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.
  • Evaluation.Gov – the Office of Management and Budget’s newly established website that serves as a home for federal program evaluation and the Evaluation Officer Council, and brings together the plans and activities that drive evaluation efforts across the federal government.
  • The Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan, released by the Office of Management and Budget, setting new interagency goals for the year to improve the sharing and use of data to inform budget, management and policy decisions.
  • A first-of-its-kind Memorandum by the the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Council on Environmental Quality that commits to elevating Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) in federal scientific and policy processes.
  • The Biden-⁠Harris Management Agenda Vision, released by the Office of Management and Budget, outlining the Administration’s roadmap for ensuring an equitable, effective, and accountable federal government.