Accountability and Performance Update – March 7-13, 2022

Problems with Performance Reporting: A Vermont Critique

Barrett & Greene

Here’s an investigative report by Douglas Hoffer, the Vermont State Auditor, about Vermont’s Annual Outcome Report. At the bottom of this blog post, you’ll see a short video in which Hoffer addresses his complaints with his state’s outcomes report. . . There are quite a few of them.

Atlanta Officers Scored on Level of Arrests

CBS News Channel 46

Channel 46 Investigates takes a look inside what some are calling an incentive system that encourages Atlanta police officers to arrest more people.

Announcing a New Initiative: The City Data Alliance

Bloomberg Cities Network

The Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance will identify 100 cities that are the most sophisticated, ambitious, and advanced at harnessing data and help them set a new standard for local governments committed to using data to power better results for residents.

China’s Disciplinary Enforcers Shift Focus from Corruption to Poor Performance

South China Morning Post

ChinChina’s President Xi Jinping is increasingly using the Communist Party’s disciplinary mechanismsbest known for tackling corruption, to punish poor performance, a study has found.

Resource of the Week:  Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

The Results First initiative works with states to implement an innovative evidence-based policymaking approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proved to work. This project is co-sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation.

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