Vision for Evidence-Based Decision Making

Evidence-Based Decision-Making is critical to driving smart state investments, continuous quality improvement, innovation, and outcomes. By making explicit Colorado’s shared understanding of evidence-based decision-making and our approach to it, we can align roles and responsibilities, accelerate progress, and build on the good work that has come before.

Advancing Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Colorado Policymaking

This memo articulates a commonly accepted vision for Colorado’s approach to evidence-based decision-making in policymaking and to align roles and responsibilities across branches of government with this vision. By making explicit our shared understanding of the work to be done and our approach to it, we can accelerate progress and build on the good work […]

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, […]

SMART Act Hearing Cue Card

This cue card provides legislators with a set of questions they can ask presenters during SMART Act Hearings. SMART Act Hearings are a key opportunity to promote Colorado’s approach to evidence-based decision making (EBDM) in state government. The questions suggested follow the flow of presentations by state agencies.

Legislative Hearing Cue Card

This cue card provides legislators with a menu of questions they can ask presenters during legislative hearings about a proposed policy or practice. Hearings are a key opportunity to promote Colorado’s approach to evidence-based decision making (EBDM) in state government.