Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 20-26

Performance Management
When Performance Measures are Counter-Productive
Robert Behn, Government Executive
Different measures create different incentives.

Creating a results-focused city government: An interview with Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
What is the value of evidence and data for elected city leaders as well as how can those leaders create a results-focused culture within city government?

Making rigorous program evaluation easier with RCT-YES software: An interview with Peter Schochet, Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
How can leaders determine if a proposed change is actually effective? New software, called RCT-YES, is designed to help public leaders (and the researchers who work with them) answer that question.

Future-readying the federal workforce
Webster Mudge, Federal Computer Week
Most agencies have the data and domain knowledge needed to drive innovation. Now they need a culture that attracts and nurtures the necessary talent.

Open Government
A Scorecard for Public Engagement
Rod Gould, Governing
Involving members of the community in policymaking is tricky, but it’s worth the effort. Those who do it well share some approaches.

Presidential Transition
Presidential transition an opportunity to reset knowledge management
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
The presidential transition is a time of significant change, but it’s also an opportunity to strengthen the continuity of knowledge management.

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