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GAO: Building Integrated Portfolios of Evidence for Decision-Making

GAO Centennial Webinar – Foundations for Accountability: Building Integrated Portfolios of Evidence for Decision-Making

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time: 3:00pm ET

Zoom Link:

This panel brings together academic experts from the Comptroller General’s Educators Advisory Panel (EAP) and other well-known practitioners with GAO Staff to discuss Evidence-Based Policymaking, including:

  • GAO Panelist: Michelle Sager, Managing Director, Strategic Issues
  • EAP Panelist: Kathy Newcomer, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University
  • Expert Panelist: Robert Shea, National Managing Principal, Grant Thornton
  • EAP Panelist: Ramayya Krishnan, Dean Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • GAO Panelist: Lawrance Evans, Managing Director, Applied Research and Methods

Panelists will discuss:

  • opportunities for and obstacles to realizing the promise of evidence-based policymaking
  • the importance of and challenges related to integrating various sources of evidence to provide better information to decision-makers, and
  • how trends in technology, such as advanced data science and artificial intelligence, may shape the development and use of evidence in the future.