Accountability and Performance Update – Aug 22-28, 2022

Growing Data Divide

Government Executive

recent report from the Center for Data Innovation says a lack of collection and use of data across demographics is leading to disparities in access to critical services.

Making Participatory Budgeting Work: Experiences from the Front Lines

Brennan Center for Justice

Giving Americans a louder voice in political processes is central to restoring trust in government. Pioneered in 1989 in Brazil, participatory budgeting is finding a foothold in U.S. cities.

N. Carolina Funds Data Analysts, Program Evaluation to Strengthen Use of Evidence

Results First/Pew Charitable Trusts

Leaders in North Carolina’s executive and legislative branches are investing in more tools and personnel to study the impact of publicly funded programs and determine how to deliver them with greater efficiency to the state’s residents.

Developing Actionable Insights: A Context for Future Research

IBM Center for The Business of Government

To achieve the goal of a government that uses data to extract insights for better decisions, researchers can help public leaders and stakeholders better understand and adopt promising practices. Such studies can drive data and analyses that help support policy or program decisions that measurably improve government operations and results. Proposals for such studies are due September 6th!

Resource of the Week:  Teacher Shortage by State

National Conference of State Legislatures

Great example of the value of disaggregated data to analyze national and state level trends, by subject areas, grade levels, geographic regions.

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