Performance Management


Performance Management

Meaning of ‘Performance’ in Government Performance Management

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - 11:22
Most governments around the world are working on improving the performance of their government agencies. It is clear that the ‘performance’ of a country’s government has emerged as a key determinant of the competitive advantage of nations. The race among nations is being won not by those nations that have more resources or ideas. Rather, the outcome of this race among nations is largely determined by how effectively nations use their resources and how well they implement good ideas and policies.

Funding What Works Requires Building Performance Systems

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 - 11:41
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:34
The Urban Institute has launched a new web resource to explain Pay for Success, which it says is various forms of performance-based contracting used to support the delivery of targeted, high-impact preventative social services where an intervention at an early stage can reduce the need for higher-cost services in the future.

Building Performance Systems for Social Service Programs

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 - 9:37
Prodded by past scandals and court orders, the State of Tennessee today has one of the nation’s best performance-contracting systems for its child welfare program. In this report, Patrick Lester documents its evolution and use, and how Tennessee has avoided some of the common design flaws endemic in other social service programs using the performance-based contract model.

Accumulated Wisdom

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - 11:23
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:19
Harry Hatry is legendary.  His indefatigable commitment to measuring government performance stretches back to his days as a Pentagon analyst on Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s fabled “Whiz Kids” team before joining the Urban Institute in 1968.

Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, OMB

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 - 11:40
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:00
The federal government spends tens of billions annually on social programs with modest or poor results. In other cases, billions have been spent on programs and funding streams while little rigorous evidence exists about program outcomes.

Trickle-Down Performance Management

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - 17:27
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 16:18
A recent case study of the federal-state-local Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE) suggests it can be done, but it takes time and collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders.  The study, by Robert Doar, Dennis Smith, and Kinsey Dinan, examines “the experience of a complex federally-managed, state-administered program that has already implemented a performance measurement and ma

What Does Performance Management Look Like in India?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:03
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:53
Background.  In June 2009, the President of India, Pratibha Patil, announced to a joint session of Parliament her commitment to create a Performance Management and Evaluation System for its national government, comprised of more than 4 million civil servants working in 84 departments and ministries.

Driving Federal Performance: Insights on Creating a Culture of Performance Improvement from Shelley Metzenbaum, former Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 18:11
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By adopting proven performance management practices, such as ambitious goals set by leaders combined with frequent data-driven reviews, the administration expects federal agencies to continually improve their ability to meet mission and serve citizens.

The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 3: People

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 - 12:46
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:51
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: People Achieving your goals will depend on the hundreds, if not thousands, of people in your organization. While it has become a cliché to say that an organization’s most valuable resource is its people, the statement is true. The workplace is undergoing a significant transition that presents unchartered territory and tremendous opportunity. This transformation includes a workforce that now includes four generations.

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Fall/Winter 2012 Edition

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 - 11:34
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 08:33
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