Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 7-13

A bold proposal to catalyze progress on key social policy challenges, called the Ten Year Challenge: An interview with Jeffrey Liebman, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
A bold proposal, called the Ten Year Challenge, calls for selecting ten important social challenges and then having the federal government fund ten communities or states to address each challenge, while rigorously evaluating the results. The goal would be to generate a few breakthrough approaches that could be scaled up.

The Hidden Cost to ‘Pay for Success’
Liz Farmer, Governing
Nonprofits have discovered a hidden cost in preventative social programs that’s keeping many from even trying to start one.

How The Science of Human Behavior is Reshaping Government
Dave Nussbaum, Government Executive
Although behavioral insights are commonly used by companies in the private sector, introducing them into the federal government can be very difficult.

Open Government
Volunteering for government: The case of the $1 code
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
The real lesson from 18F’s recent reverse auction is about citizen engagement, not contracting.

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