UK.Gov Blog on Public Policy Design
Most of the insufficiencies of government can be traced back to a fundamental misunderstanding about how to ‘solve’ the problems society faces.
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
OMB released its annual update to its Circular A-11, which contains guidance to agencies on their preparation of their budget proposals for fiscal year 2024. Part 6 of the circular details the Federal Performance Framework which includes new details on measuring social equity, customer experience, and learning agendas.
Shelley Metzenbaum discusses her GovExec post headlined “A Missed Opportunity: The Problem with Ignoring Government Performance Information,” with host Ross Gianfortune. (27 minutes)
National Association for State Budget Officers
As of August 18, NASBO had compiled links to 2022 Recovery Plan Performance Reports for 44 states and territories. Based on a preliminary review of the information in these reports, states have appropriated or otherwise allocated approximately 80 percent of their State-Local Fiscal Recovery Funds towards specific allowable uses.
Recap of White House Evidence Forum (3 min. video)
Results for America
The White House has dubbed 2022 the “Year of Evidence for Action” and is hosting a series of federal, state, and local forums to highlight how evidence-based policy can support localities to deliver better results for citizens.
National Public Radio
The Biden Administration has unveiled efforts to give a more holistic accounting of the effects of environmental damage. According to Chris Mihm, this strategy document appears to make it easier for the US federal government’s budget process to consider the benefits of climate adaptation and resilience investment in budget and regulatory development processes.
Resource of the Week: Honor Roll of States That Prioritize Evidence of Effectiveness
Results for America
This honor roll recognizes state grant programs in selected program areas (education and youth development, health and well-being, workforce development, justice and safety, housing, community development, financial security) that clearly define effectiveness when they invite grant applications, and prioritize such evidence when selecting grantees.