Filings Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Joshua New

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Comments to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking on How to Increase the Availability and Use of Government Data

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, a bipartisan commission created by Congress to examine how to increase the availability and use of data in order to build evidence and inform government program design while protecting the confidentiality of this data, has requested comments on  how data, research, and evaluation are currently used to build evidence and continuously improve public programs and policies. Easy access to useable data plays a crucial role in informed-policymaking, and it is encouraging to see the Commission for Evidence-Based Policymaking working to increase the accessibility and usability of government data for this purpose. Overall, adhering to the principle that government data should be open and machine-readable by default would substantially improve the quantity and quality of data available for evidence-based policymaking.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.



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