August 21, 2020

The Power of Evidence and Data to Advance an Equitable Economic Recovery

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Results for America’s The Power of Evidence and Data to Advance an Equitable Economic Recovery: An Implementation Guide for the 2020 OMB Transition Team outlines how the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) can use evidence-based policy to advance economic mobility at the scale our country needs through a 2021 recovery package and beyond. This implementation guide is designed to help either a new administration or the second term of the current administration harness the power of evidence and data to help advance economic mobility for all individuals, particularly all low-income individuals and people of color.

Our memo, which draws from the ideas in our 2020 Playbook, focuses on:

  • Describing evidence-based policymaking in the current federal landscape;
  • Proposing how OMB can best prioritize evidence and data within a transformative economic recovery package in early 2021;
  • Outlining how OMB can promote innovation, continuous improvement, and the replication of proven solutions through strategic evidence building plans; and
  • Offering questions the transition team should embed in agency reviews.

Results for America is available to presidential campaigns and transition teams to answer any questions. Please reach out to Jed Herrmann, Vice President, State and Federal Policy Implementation, at; or Kate Tromble, Vice President, Federal Policy at