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Evidence-Based Decision Making Glossary

This glossary provides definitions that are used in evidence-based decision making (EBDM). Having shared definitions among governmental and non-governmental stakeholders across the state is a key step forward in helping to operationalize Colorado’s statewide vision of EBDM. These definitions are intended for use by all stakeholders in policy development, policy implementation, budget development, strategic planning, in conducting and sharing research/evaluation, and other EBDM activities.

These definitions were developed based on a literature review and input from subject matter experts and practitioners across Colorado, with the aim of supporting alignment with current statutorily defined, rule-defined, and commonly used definitions.

This glossary is a living document. If you have feedback on the definitions or would like to request that additional terms be added, please contact courtney@coloradolab.org.