Accountability and Performance Weekly, February 21-27

Performance Management
New performance initiatives in Cincinnati city government: An interview with Chad Kenney, Chief Performance Officer
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
Initiatives include the introduction of city-wide strategic goals, department head performance agreements and the launch of an innovation lab. Coming in June, the city will also launch CincyStat, the city’s PerformanceStat initiative.

Improving public policy through behavioral economics: An interview with Raj Chetty, Professor, Harvard University
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
How can tools from the behavioral sciences, such as behavioral economics, improve the design and implementation of public policies?

The Five Paradoxes of Continuous Improvement
Joakim Ahlstrom, Government Executive
Common approaches to innovation can actually kill creativity.

Want Results? Why Wait? Try Rapid Prototyping
Christian Bason, Governing
Governments can use this approach from the world of design to help them effectively and quickly evaluate new policies.

Utah Applies Social Impact Bonds to Early Childhood Education
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
The investment tool is catching on as a better, safer way to invest scarce public resources.

Harvard’s Ash Center Honors Innovative State and Local Government Projects
Michael Grass, Government Executive
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced its 2015 Bright Ideas honorees, which recognize 124 innovative ideas across all levels of government.

Open Government
The Path to Improving Civic Engagement
Tony Andersen, Governing
More can be done to bring people into the civic conversation. It’s good for governments, communities and our civic process.

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