Submitted by ABarnes on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:43
Frank B. Strickland is a Senior Fellow Emeritus with the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:32
Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:46
In mid-November, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an assessment of how well agencies use performance information in decision making, with a particular focus on program evaluations. Around the same time, a study on evidence-based policymaking in the states was released by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation; and a new book, Moneyball for Government, by Peter Orzag and Jim Nussle, was announced by the non-profit Results for America. Finally, a bill was introduced in the House by Congressman Paul Ryan (R), with the support of Senator Patty Murra
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:16
This is the third blog post in a series that sums up highlights of sessions held as part of the annual meeting in mid-November of the National Academy of Pubic Administration. The moderator for this session was Jon Baron, President, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. Panelists Grover J. “Russ”Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; Former Director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education Naomi Goldstein, Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S.
Submitted by rgordon on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:27
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Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:13
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.
Submitted by rgordon on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:30
Ideation platforms are modern tools predicated on an old adage, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Though that proverb has been widely accepted, collecting and synthesizing the knowledge of “all of us” into actionable next steps has been a daunting task. The rewards for doing so, however, are potentially very high, especially for large organizations in both the private and public sector.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 16:02
On May 14, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provided a memorandum to all departments and agencies on the need to use evidence throughout the Fiscal Year 2014 budget submission. The memorandum provides four pages of issues and approaches for using evidence in the development, evaluation, and management of government programs. OMB also encourages agencies to strengthen program evaluation through a dedicated senior leader, such as a chief evaluation officer reporting directly to the secretary or deputy secretary.