Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 23-29

Performance Management
Performance Management on the Front Line
John Kamensky, Governing
By showing what’s possible, a Tennessee child-services provider has built a national reputation.

Analytics/Evaluation
DATA Act a good thing, but implementation a struggle for some agencies
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
The DATA Act will make it easier for the federal government to prepare for the future and help citizens, but before it can do that, agencies need help in meeting the May 2017 implementation deadline.

Invest in What Works: A Conversation with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed
Michael Keegan, Business of Government
The Invest in What Works Index describes how federal agencies are increasingly using evidence, data and evaluation to make better decisions and get better results.

Getting to Evidence-Based Policy: Three Perspectives
Bernadette Wright, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Why researchers and practitioners are shifting away from expensive new studies toward the effective synthesis of existing research.

Collaboration
From Stalemate to Solutions
Karen Abrams Gerber and Andrea Jacobs, Stanford Social Innovation Review
By using a dynamic framework for authentic collaboration, we can increase the potential for problem-solving and create long-term, societal level change.

Open Government
What Citizen Engagement Looks Like in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, discussed his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach.

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