Accountability and Performance Update – Sept 12-18, 2022

Accountability for Roadway Designers


New York City has data showing substantial reductions in serious injuries and fatalities resulting from road diets, pedestrian islands and sidewalk extensions. Advocates say it’s a rare kind of accountability for roadway designers.

How Little Rock Is Harnessing Data


Frank Scott made history when he became the first Black elected mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, after his 2018 election. As mayor, Scott has emphasized the need to collect, use and share data on city services to improve the city’s responsiveness with the public.

Federal Management Learning Agenda

U.S. Office of Management and Budget

The Biden-Harris Management Agenda Vision sets out key priorities for an equitable, effective, and accountable Government that delivers results for all Americans. A management-focused learning agenda in support of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) identifies key performance questions to answer to support the PMA vision.

Issue Brief: Communicating Evidence

Urban Institute

In this brief, we discuss the different ways in which evidence can be communicated to different types of users and the importance of evidence being timely, readily available, and comprehensible

U.S. Chief Data Scientist Advocates for More Disaggregating Data


U.S. Chief Data Scientist Denice Ross’ focus has been ensuring the data agencies are using and publishing are yielding more equitable outcomes for Americans. And that requires the “next generation of open data” as she sees it: disaggregated data.

Five-Year Progress Report on Evidence Commission Recommendations

Data Foundation

 This report summarizes the progress to date, emphasizes areas where need for attention remains, and recognizes there is substantial variation across federal agencies in implementing many of the key recommendations of the 2017 Evidence Commission.

Resource of the Week:  Two Tools for Tracking the American Rescue Plan’s Local and National Impacts

Brookings Institution

Brookings Metro and Greater MSP (the Twin Cities region) have created tools that gather, summarize, and visualize how local governments are putting their State-Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to work, in more than 300 communities across the country.

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