Accountability and Performance Weekly – September 5-11

Performance Management
Why We Need to Grade Our Governments (Again)
Paul Posner, Governing
An exceptional project from the past illustrates how beneficial measuring public-sector performance can be.

The Pay-for-Performance Approach to Reducing Recidivism
Charles Chieppo, Governing
The early success of a Pennsylvania program for parolees shows the potential for one form of privatization.

Imagining an On-Demand Government in an Uber World
Paul Eder, Government Executive
Five principles that public sector organizations can employ when planning for and integrating on-demand contracting.

Open Government
GAO Reports on DATA Act Governance
A recent GAO report included a review of steps OMB and Treasury have taken to create a governance structure and solicit input from stakeholders.

Can Yelp Help Government Win Back the Public’s Trust?
Tod Newcombe, Governing
The popular review site is giving public employees a place to directly engage with citizens. Whether that improves services or trust remains to be seen.

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