9. Evaluation Leadership & Governance

North Carolina

North Carolina is deepening efforts and investment in evaluation leadership and governance. In 2021, the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) established the state’s first Evidence Advisor position to maximize investment in evidence-based policies and programs. OSP is collaborating with state agencies to identify programs that, based on available evidence, could be scaled or adjusted, and to identify and prioritize opportunities to grow the evidence base by initiating randomized controlled trials of promising programs or policies.