Accountability and Performance Update – September 29 – October 3, 2021

Making the Case for Insight-Enabling Analytics

National Association of State Chief Information Officers

Based on the top ten priorities that state chief information officers identified for 2021, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers published a report about the value and importance of CIO-led activities related to data analytics, such as data governance and management, boosting state analytical capabilities to drive use data insights, focusing on outcomes and measurement, and supporting evidence-based policy. (H/T to Results for America).

Two Online Tools in Minnesota Help Assess Effectiveness of Social Programs

Pew Charitable Trusts, Results First Project

Minnesota has created two public, innovative, and interactive online tools to help policymakers determine how best to appropriate public funds: the Minnesota Inventory and the Evidence Base Demographics website. (H/T to Results for America).

A Government Practitioner’s Guide to Better Success Metrics

Centre for Public Impact (Marc Hebert)

Success metrics (key performance indicators, data dashboards, audits, evaluations, etc.) are frequently used to manage and control what we do and how we do it. As a result, we can fixate our attention on meeting the metric (e.g., # of people served) rather than its intended result (e.g., # of lives saved).

Resource of the Week: List of U.S. Government Accountability Office Reports on Performance Management

Center for Accountability & Performance

This link provides a curated list of about 100 U.S. Government Accountability Office reports between 1992 and 2021 on the topic of performance management.

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