Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 13-19

Performance Management
Government’s unending saga of management reform
Alan Balutis, Federal Computer Week
The problem with President Trump’s management agenda is not its particulars — it’s that we’ve been talking about the same changes for decades.

How Government Can Nurture the Nudge
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
Behaviorally informed interventions can improve outcomes. Louisville’s approach shows the wisdom of starting small.

Evidence-based government: It’s not rocket science
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
The author points to some very straightforward examples of measuring the effectiveness of an intervention.

Hacking Nonprofit Collaboration
Art Taylor, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Nine considerations for nonprofits looking to maximize social impact through collaboration.

Creating Breakout Innovation
Joanna Levitt Cea and Jess Rimington, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems.

Open Government
Bill would make it easier for citizens to give agencies a piece of their mind
Tony Ware, Federal Times
Sens. Lankford and McCaskill have introduced the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act to remove extensive interagency review processes keeping agencies from gauging customer satisfaction.

Open Data Needs More Than Executive Order, Think Tank Says
Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov
Executive orders aren’t enough to bolster federal open data programs, and Congress needs to step up, a technology advocacy group says.

Risk Management
Using Scenario Planning to Surface Invisible Risks
Sampriti Ganguli, Stanford Social Innovation Review
How to prepare an organization for the unexpected.

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