Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 31-September 6, 2013

Performance Management
Rethinking the Accountability Culture – Partnership Matters
Dr. Paul Eder, InnovateGov
Often when an organization is focused on “accountability” – this becomes the end goal, instead of the actual achievement of results. The culture and requirements of the federal space transform accountability into compliance; with more emphasis placed on checking boxes than on making sure the boxes that are checked are actually yielding results.

Results First: Moving States Forward
Pew Results First Initiative
Webinar on the Results First Initiative, which is working to help states implement a cost-benefit analysis approach to help identify the best, most cost-effective policy options.

How to Boost Your Team’s Brainpower
Kimberly Samuelson, Government Executive
Communities of practice tap existing knowledge to drive innovation.

Civic-minded hackers code well for the future
Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
The nonprofit Code for America, whose tech wizards call themselves the Peace Corps for Geeks, uses technology to make government work better.

Open Government
What’s the Future of Crowdsourcing, Civic Engagement in Government?
Sarah Rich, Government Technology
Governments can better connect business processes for more efficient civic engagement.

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