Examples of county leadership employing evidence-based policymaking, including lessons learned.  

Counties invest more than $550 billion annually to deliver essential front-line services to communities and residents. To help make these investment decisions, county leaders are increasingly turning to evidence-based policymaking, or the systematic use of findings from program evaluations and outcome analyses to guide policy and funding decisions. Targeting resources to evidence-based programs with proven results can help county leaders invest in cost-effective services, enable innovation and strengthen accountability.