We are committed to ensuring a strong culture of evaluation, evidence building, and learning. Consistent with the Foundations for Evidence Based Policymaking Act of 2018, we generate and use rigorous evidence to inform policy and programmatic decisions. Evaluation activities and results inform decisions across the agency, better enabling us to meet our mission to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across the government.

Evidence-informed decision making drives impact, improves business value and value for the customer, and maximizes the reach of resources. A culture of evidence-driven decision making is nurtured in organizations that have robust capacity to not only build evidence but also to use evidence in making strategic decisions.

Questions? Contact us at evaluation@gsa.gov.

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Evidence and evaluation policy

Our evaluation policy is designed to bring clarity to the principles and standards that govern our evaluation practices. The policy is grounded in core principles that provide guidance in understanding what works and how we can improve our practices through the insights gained from evaluation.

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How we promote evidence

The Evaluation Division is committed to helping GSA make evidence-based decisions that better serve the public. We provide teams with the following, to develop effective evaluation strategies and enable learning from data:

Last Reviewed: 2023-05-23