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EOIR’s Strategic Context

Evidence Act Requirements

The Evidence Act emphasizes collaboration and coordination to advance data and evidence-building functions in the federal government by mandating federal evidence-building activities, open government data, confidential information protection, and statistical efficiency. Evidence is broadly defined and includes foundational fact finding, performance measurement, policy analysis, and program evaluation. In addition, the Evidence Act mandates a systematic rethinking of government data management to better facilitate access for evidence-building activities and public consumption. EOIR has addressed the Evidence Act Requirements, including the Capacity Assessment, Learning Agenda, and Annual Evaluation Plan.