J-PAL North America and Results for America launch support for state and local leaders to evaluate programs using federal recovery dollars
A new program, titled Leveraging Evaluation and Evidence for Equitable Recovery (LEVER), has been launched by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America and Results for America, a nonprofit focused on helping policymakers use data and evidence effectively. LEVER aims to assist state and local leaders in using evaluation and evidence in their decision-making as they seek to promote economic mobility and racial equity in the aftermath of COVID-19. Vincent Quan, Co-executive Director of J-PAL North America, highlighted the importance of evaluation and evidence in sustaining economic recovery, but acknowledged the challenges in implementing evidence-based policies. Both Results for America and J-PAL North America, as experienced organizations in evidence-based policymaking, are committed to supporting jurisdictions at their current level of readiness in this endeavor.