Building and using evidence

9. Evaluation Leadership & Governance

Does the state have leadership and governance structures to evaluate spending and results?

The state has leadership and governance structure with the authority to use evaluations to improve results.

Tennessee

Leading Example

Founded in 2019, Tennessee’s Office of Evidence and Impact is led by the state’s Director of Evidence and Impact. To propagate Tennessee’s evidence-based budgeting efforts, the office defined five evidence steps, conducted program inventories, developed evidence reviews, and provided evidence-building technical assistance, such as guidance for prioritizing programs for evaluation funding and implementation.

Promising Examples

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