Concurrent Symposium: The Report on the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Started under the Obama presidency with bi-partisan support, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was tasked with developing rules, regulations, and processes for gathering and distributing data. Its main goal, as stated by commission member Katherine Abraham, was to make "more and better" evidence that would allow the federal government to make better decisions, with the hope for a future in which "rigorous evidence is used in future decisions."
Concurrent Symposium: The Vital Role of Government Statistics
Moderator and APPAM President-Elect David Johnson led the concurrent symposium on the vital role of government statistics and the importance of government data related to decision-making and future policies.
A recording of each symposia will be available soon on the APPAM website.