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USAID Continues To Prioritize Evidence-Based Decision-Making, Open Data

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Leveraging Data and Evidence to Drive Decision Making at USAID
Negar Akhavi, acting director of the Office of Learning, Evaluation, and Research in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, and Brandon Pustejovsky, chief data officer at USAID, discuss the agency’s “progress in using evaluations and open data to effectively drive budget, policy, and management decisions.” USAID has been recognized by Results for America’s 2016 Federal Invest in What Works Index and the Office of Management and Budget’s Open Data Dashboard for its use of data to drive policy decisions and efforts to expand public access to data, respectively (5/11).