December 15, 2016Policy Report

Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government Summary Report

Global/ Results for All/ 2016/

On 29–30 September 2016 Results for All, an initiative of Results for America, partnered with Nesta’s Alliance for Useful Evidence to host Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government. This invitation-only forum took place at the Royal Society in London, UK, with the support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Evidence Works 2016 convened senior officials from government, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), and philanthropic organisations to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas about the policies and practices governments around the world are putting in place to promote the use of evidence and data in policymaking to improve outcomes for citizens and communities.

The two-day event consisted of plenary discussions and a series of breakout sessions that allowed participants to engage more deeply on specific topics and issues related to the use of data and evidence in policymaking. The gathering offered a unique opportunity for government officials and policymakers to network, laying the foundation for ongoing global dialogue about evidence-informed practice. One hundred and forty participants attended from approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, and Australia.