Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

2-7-2018

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

This lecture tells the story of how the Obama administration changed the role of evidence in federal policy making. Based on public documents and 135 interviews with major players from the White House, the Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies, Congress, and the child advocacy community, the lecture provides insight into the tools and methods that should serve as a blueprint for policymakers on how to bring social science evidence – especially from program evaluation – to the center of policy making.

Keywords

Policy making

Disciplines

Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social Policy | Social Welfare

File Format

mp4

File Size

531.130Kb

Run Time

00:55:08

Language

English

Comments

Ron Haskins is a Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies.

This public lecture was delivered on February, 8 2017, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Downloadable files associated with this event are:

"Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy" video; mp4 format; 55 minutes, 8 seconds; 53.1 MB file size.

"Show Me the Evidence: Why Can't We Solve Social Problems?" Powerpoint presentation


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