ccountability and Performance Weekly – December 12-18

Performance Management
Presidential Hopefuls Should Debate Government Management, Says Volcker
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Presidential candidates should be made to devote an entire debate to the management of government, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker says.

Unlocking the Potential of the “What Works” Approach to Policymaking and Practice: Improving Impact Evaluations
Robert Granger and Rebecca Maynard, American Journal of Evaluation
Describe three ways to make impact evaluations more useful to policy and practice.

Public-Sector Innovation and the Culture Factor
Erin Latham, Governing
Front-line workers know what needs to be done to make government more efficient. Encouraging them to share their ideas is critical.

How CIOs Can Enable Innovation
Tim Pavlick, Business of Government
The successful application of CIO-enabled innovation within the federal government offers a sustainable way to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and performance of government while often also reducing costs.

AFSCME, Progressive Groups Criticize Pay for Success
Patrick Lester, Social Innovation Research Center
One of the nation’s largest public sector unions released a report criticizing pay-for-success and social impact bonds.

The Don’ts and Do’s of Pay for Success/Social Impact Bonds
Jon Pratt and Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly
Is it time for a reevaluation of PFS?

Open Government
10 Ways to Capitalize on Transparency’s Potential
Paul Eder and Hudson Hollister, Government Executive
10 real benefits government agencies can expect if the implementation of the DATA Act goes well.

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