The first Invest in What Works Federal Index released by Results for America describes how two departments — the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor — are increasingly using evidence, data and evaluation to help the federal government make better decisions and get better results.
June 2013 Federal Invest in What Works Index
The index criteria and scoring structure was developed by RFA, who consulted with more than two dozen evidence-based policy experts and practitioners all across the country. It is designed to educate the general public, as well as public, private and nonprofit sector leaders, on how federal departments are currently using evidence and evaluation to invest taxpayer dollars in what works.
RFA will continue to update and expand this index regularly to illustrate the government’s success at playing Moneyball.