B School for Public Policy

Professor Dennis Culhane

Past Session: 
Advancing Evidence-Based Social Policies through Intergovernmental Data Sharing Partnerships

Seminar by Professor Dennis Culhane

There is increasingly broad recognition that policymaking can be done more effectively when decisions regarding support for public programs are made strategically, based on the rigorous analysis of evidence. In several key areas of social policy, including housing and education, such evidence-based policymaking at the federal level needs to rely on data collected and evaluated at the state and local levels. This seminar provided staffers with a better understanding about how the state and local evidence base is gathered and how that base can inform their own work.