Accountability and Performance Update – Nov 14 – 20, 2022

Measuring the Value of Official Statistics: Testing and Developing a Measurement Framework

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The report proposes moving away from an indicator-led approach. Instead, it argues that we should be working out what it is that people really value, and build from there – an outside-in perspective as opposed to the top-down, inside-out approach. A distinction is drawn between measuring value with indicators that monitor production, and measuring value from the point of view of consumers.

Federal “What Works” Standard of Excellence 2022

Results for America

The 2022 “Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence“ assesses how nine federal agencies – which oversaw more than $221 billion in federal funds this year – are building and using the infrastructure necessary to use evidence and data in their budget, policy, and management decisions. 

Results First: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Pew Charitable Trusts (video)

This video looks back at the Results First initiative’s work with states over the past 12 years and previews what’s next for the evidence-based policymaking field, as Pew steps back from this initiative and hands it off to others.

Getting Started with Using Data to Improve City Performance

Cities Today

A growing number of cities are using their data as part of performance improvement programs. Some have well embedded initiatives and others are just starting out. . . But what does using data for performance improvement mean in practice? . . . On a webinar hosted by Tyler Technologies, local government experts shared their views.

Resource of the Week: Learning Agenda Questions Dashboard

U.S. Office of Management & Budget

Federal agencies recently published agency-wide Learning Agendas, or evidence-building plans. The plans include priority questions to address the most pressing evidence needs across agencies. This dashboard compiles those questions in one place so that you can easily explore where evidence is most needed.

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