In 2014, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative identified five key components of evidence-based policymaking: program assessment, budget development, implementation oversight, outcome monitoring, and targeted evaluation. Taking into consideration and implementing one or more of these components can help states and counties use the Results First framework in ways that yield meaningful changes for their communities.
Jurisdictions can achieve the benefits of evidence-based programs by building capacity to support effective implementation, what Results First calls implementation oversight. Included below are links to briefs, fact sheets, and other resources. Along with explanatory documents, this section highlights how select states and counties approach this critical component of evidence-based policymaking.