Twitter Recap: Why Being #All4Evidence Serves the American People (Urban Institute)

By Mayookha Mitra-MajumdarKimberly Walker

Last Thursday, the Pay for Success Initiative co-hosted an #All4Evidence Twitter chat organized by Mathematica Policy Research.  to address key linkages between evidence, policy, and practices, and their positive impact on everyday lives of American people.  Other participating organizations included the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), MDRC, Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC), Knowledge AllianceAssociation for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Academy Health. 

Over the course of an hour, we and our partners asked pressing questions at the intersection of evidence and policy, including ways to elevate evidence in today’s saturated media landscape and how evidence can reduce poverty. The Twitter chat received an overwhelming response, yielding more than 500 tweets and retweets with the hashtag #All4Evidence, signaling a sustained interest in evidence-based policymaking at all levels of government.

Read the full transcript of the Twitter chat here.

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