Author: Yohei Kobayashi, Consulting Fellow, RIETI
In recent years, evidence-based policymaking (EBPM) has become widespread overseas. In Japan, also, the Statistical Reform Promotion Council announced its final recommendation in May 2017 indicating the basic policy for the promoting EBPM in Japan. In conjunction with this, the EBPM Promotion Committee was launched in August 2017, and, starting from the current fiscal year, the Director-General for Evidence-based Policymaking was appointed at each ministry.
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