In a recent Government Executive article on federal initiatives to focus on evidence and evaluation in policymaking, John Kamensky cites The Hamilton Project’s recent discussion paper, “Building on Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Policymaking.” In the paper, Jeffrey Liebman of Harvard University discusses several government strategies have begun to emerge—at the federal, state, and local levels—that offer the potential of simultaneously making better use of taxpayer dollars and speeding up progress in addressing serious social problems and outlines five steps that policymakers can take to better inform their work with evidence. Kamensky quotes Liebman, who wrote in the paper: “The only way to make progress in this fiscal environment is to produce more value with each dollar that government spends. . . . We need to reallocate funds from less-effective programs to more-effective programs.” To read the full piece, click here.