Accountability and Performance Update – Jan 1-8, 2023

What’s Next for Evidence-Based Policy Making? 

Barrett and Greene (Elizabeth Linos)

As researchers and practitioners continue to collaborate to produce evidence on the most critical public sector challenges, it’s time to ask: What happens next? How do we go from documenting “best practice” to adoption of evidence? If we want evidence-based policymaking to meet its promise, we have to move beyond one-off demonstration projects to transformational use of evidence at scale.

 Addressing Complex and Cross-Boundary Challenges in Government: The Value of Strategy Mapping

IBM Center for The Business of Government

This report describes strategy management-at-scale, an approach to enable planning that addresses the major challenges facing governments at all levels. It is a boundary-crossing process designed to create direction, alignment, and commitment across agencies and among independent organizations at the scale of the challenge or issue to be addressed. One of the most promising techniques for facilitating strategy management-at-scale is strategy mapping, which this report details.

Trust in Public Performance Information

Public Administration Review 

The authors theorize that information characteristics, such as accessibility of raw data and the reputation of the sources of information, influence citizens’ trust in public performance information. Surveys in Austria and Germany validate their hypotheses.

Info Session on Strategic Performance Management Certificate (Tues., Jan. 10 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern)

National Center for Public Performance

Learn more about earning a certificate on performance management, strategic planning, data reporting, evidence-based decision making and more, via an 8-week on-line course. To register, email:

Resource of the Week:  Most Popular Publications, 2022

U.S. Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

This Twitter thread lists and links to OPRE’s ten most downloaded publications in 2022.

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