September 24, 2015 Press Releases

Results for America and Georgetown University Host How Government Can Play Moneyball to Transform U.S. Domestic Policy and U.S. Foreign Assistance

Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy

Results for America and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Walsh School of Foreign Service hosted two thought-provoking panels that examined how data, evidence, and evaluation can help government leaders invest in what works.



Panel I: Using Data and Evidence in U.S. Domestic Policy 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Explored how leaders can and should use data, evidence, and evaluation to help improve lives and make our federal government more effective and efficient.

  • Ed Montgomery, Georgetown McCourt Public Policy School Dean (moderator)
  • Jane Hannaway, Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • David Medina, COO and Co-Founder for Results for America
  • Peter Orszag, Moneyball founding All-Star and former Director, Office of Management and Budget, President Barack Obama

Panel II: Leveraging Data and Evidence to Improve U.S. Foreign Assistance 2:15 pm EDT – 3:15 pm EDT

Focused on a new chapter by Michael Gerson and Rajiv Shah entitled “Foreign Assistance and the Revolution of Rigor” from the national best-selling book, Moneyball for Government.

  • Joel Hellman, Georgetown Foreign Service School Dean (moderator)
  • Mike Gerson, Senior Fellow with Results for America and former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning for President George W. Bush
  • Sally Paxton, U.S. Director of Publish What You Fund, a UK based foreign-aid transparency organization
  • Raj Shah, Senior Fellow with Results for America and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International AID, and a distinguished fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

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