The Dawn of the Evidence-Based Budget.
On May 18, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum that couldn’t be more critical to restoring public trust in government.
For the 2014 budget process, the office advised agencies to include information about how they plan to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and link their disbursements to evidence. The office said a commitment to using evidence would make approval of budget requests more likely.
This is an interesting op-ed piece from the New York Times. I would have thought that the development of policy and allocation of funding was already evidence-based, but I guess a lot of it is emotional and depends on the whims of the electorate.