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Weekly Roundup: July 24 - 28, 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 14:53
Michael J. Keegan Agencies should look to industry for scaling shared services. Adopting standards and building partnerships with industry will accelerate agencies' ability to take advantage of shared services, says a GSA executive.

How to Avoid Four Fatal Flaws When Designing Your Government Performance Management System

Monday, July 17th, 2017 - 14:44
Most “Government Performance Management Systems” suffer from serious conceptual flaws that have regularly proven to be fatal. For example, often there are no consequences for “good” or “bad” performance in government. Thus, even a good performance measurement system is a waste of time.  In addition, performance measurement systems in government lack: (a) upfront prioritization of goals and objectives; (b) upfront agreement on how to judge deviation from targets; and (c) focus on the whole of organization. * * * * *

Do Tiered Evidence Grants Work?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:22
It recently released a nine-point agenda recommending actions that Congress can take to ground funding decisions on this basis.  One of its recommended actions is to expand the use of “tiered evidence” grants. But do they work?

Tiered Evidence Grants - An Assessment of the Education Innovation and Research Program

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:13
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Early-stage innovations receive smaller grants; mid-level programs with promising evidence receive larger grants; and initiatives with substantial evidence of success in multiple settings are expanded nationally and receive the largest grants.

Weekly Roundup: April 17-21, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 - 14:32
  John Kamensky

Dr. Rodney Scott

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 10:20
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Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?
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Mon, 08/07/2017
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Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?

Government Performance Management Systems: Case Studies From South Asia

Monday, March 13th, 2017 - 14:18
Partial approaches are akin to arranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic. In a dysfunctional system, looking for pockets of excellence is a futile exercise. In many cases, you can get temporary results by focusing on some part of the organization or even some government departments, but you can be sure, just like a waterbed, that the inefficiency has travelled to another part that is currently not under scrutiny. Therefore, I have long argued that governments must have an integrated performance measurement system.

Insights from New Zealand's "Results" Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:49
Monday, March 6, 2017 (All day)
Nearly three decades ago, New Zealand pioneered government reforms to make individual single-purpose agencies – a “vertical” solution -- more accountable and effective.  While successful, it exacerbated another challenge facing government agencies -- addressing “horizontal” societal problems, i.e., those that span traditional agency boundaries.  So, New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address a handful of persistent societal and economic problem

Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:32
New Zealand has been a beacon for government reforms for almost three decades. While the New Public Management Reforms of the late 1980s made agencies more efficient and responsive, they also created a new problem; agencies struggled to organize effectively around problems that crossed agency boundaries. New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address ten important and persistent crosscutting problems.

Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 - 12:12
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:46
Michael Keegan