Today there are over 200 registered impact bond transactions globally and 19 transactions in low- and middle-income countries. Over the last decade, impact bonds have gained momentum through repeatedly demonstrating their effectiveness.
Federal News Network
The Office of Management and Budget is launching Evaluation.gov as a hub for agencies to document how they will back up program performance with data and metrics.
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Experimental approaches like randomized controlled trials (RCTs) follow a treatment and control group over time. In contrast, participatory tools including feedback, surveys, and focus groups connect immediate learning with continuous improvements to programs and policies, with participants seen as experts in their own experience.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
US Conference of Mayors encourages cities to utilize ARP dollars to invest in building and strengthening their data and evidence infrastructures to help both quickly advance pandemic recovery efforts and invest in the future resilience of their cities to help them better address structural inequities, increase economic mobility, and solve their biggest, intractable challenges.
U.S. HHS, Administration on Children and Families
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program is structured as a block grant to states, allowing them flexibility on how they expend their funds. This allows a great deal of variation – what works to improve outcomes? How have state programs changed over time?
The most important thing is to write for everyone and to tell the story in a way that your readers understand.
Centre for Public Impact
Our current system of measurement in the public sector is not working. A focus on metrics designed for control can result in gaming, perverse incentives, and ultimately makes the job of public servants harder. But what does the alternative look like?
Resource of the Week: Evaluation.gov
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
The new home for Federal program evaluation and the Evaluation Officer Council. Evaluation.gov is a one-stop for agency plans and activities that drive evaluation efforts across the Federal Government.