Policy Resources

Resources related to evaluation, federal evaluation policy, and public appearances and research by Evaluation Policy Task Force members are listed below. 


AEA Town Hall: Federal Evaluation Policy in 2020

More than a year after the enactment of the bipartisan Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, the federal evaluation landscape continues to evolve as agencies pursue implementation of the new requirements for evaluation capacity and practice. During a town hall discussion, members from the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force will provide an overview of the landscape as well as highlight AEA’s engagement on emerging issues. Two topics will be discussed in detail, including new standards and practices published by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and recent issues surrounding the independence of Federal Inspectors General.Watch it here

AEA Town Hall: Evaluation Policy in 2019 and Beyond 

 The landscape for evaluation policy in government is rapidly evolving. In early 2019, a new law called the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act set up new processes and directives for government agencies, aiming to build evaluation capacity in government. In parallel, numerous other activities are underway to build more robust evaluation capacity in government. Join this webinar to learn about the new direction in government for evaluation policy and the activities of the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force. Watch it here.