Andrew Feldman is a director in the public-sector practice at Grant Thornton. His work focuses on helping public-sector organizations use evidence, data and innovation to better achieve their missions. He also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast, with more than 160 interviews for results-focused leaders.

Feldman's prior positions include visiting fellow at the Center for Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, special adviser on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration (including a year-long detail to the U.S. Department of Education), one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, senior policy adviser in the Office of Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, staff economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton administration, and special assistant to the president at the social-policy research firm MDRC.

Feldman earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his master's degree and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

August 20, 2019

A Checklist for Evidence-Based Government

It's a way to measure progress toward building and strengthening a culture of learning and improvement.
July 9, 2019

PerformanceStat: A Leadership Strategy That Keeps Innovating

Building on decades of experience, public leaders are finding new ways to tap the power of this powerful, evolving form of data-driven management.
April 1, 2019

The Best Performance Initiative? It's the One Valued by Leadership.

There are many effective approaches for improving results and efficiency. It's essential to have buy-in from the top.
January 28, 2019

Education and the Quiet Power of Evidence-Based Grant-Making

It's a way for states to support local approaches that are feasible, effective and budget-friendly.
October 18, 2018

The Best Way to Build a Culture of Evidence-Based Government

Successful efforts to bring the use of data and research into decision-making are both top-down and bottom-up.
November 30, 2017

Why Every Mayor Should Consider Launching a Policy Lab

As D.C. is demonstrating, it's a way to use evidence and rigorous research to produce better outcomes.
October 12, 2017

How Better Procurement Can Drive Better Outcomes for Cities

It's a mistake to view it as just a back-office bureaucracy. As Seattle is demonstrating, reforming it can help improve lives.
July 6, 2017

A What-Works Approach to the Opioid Crisis

New federal funding will help, but states need to focus it on treatment backed by evidence.
May 30, 2017

How School Districts Could Be Laboratories of Improvement

There's a lot that state policymakers could be doing to find real solutions to education's pressing problems.