The Promise of Administrative Data and Performance Management: Reflections on Recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making

The primary goals of the Final Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking are laudable: to “[improve] both the privacy protections afforded to the American public and the availability of rigorous evidence to inform policymaking.” Government has wrestled with these issue areas for decades, and while significant challenges remain, the recommendations of the Commission provide a unique bipartisan opportunity for government to dramatically improve the way it delivers services to focus on data and program impact.

One of the important questions following the submission of the Commission’s final report is how