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Welcome to the Center for Accountability and Performance website! CAP aims to improve the practice of public service by helping Public Administration and Nonprofit professionals acquire the knowledge, technical skills and resources necessary to successfully manage for results. CAP achieves its mission through education, training, advocacy, technical assistance, resource sharing, and research into best practices in Performance Management.
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Minnesota’s Impact Evaluation Unit Supports Evidence-Based Budgeting GovInnovator Podcast (interview with Weston Merrick) Minnesota has been identified by several good-government organizations as one of the leaders in the nation on evidence-based policymaking. One important piece of that story is how the … Continue reading
Biden Administration Details Initial Vision, Three Top Priorities Under President’s Management Agenda Federal News Network The Biden administration on Thursday laid out the vision for its President’s Management Agenda, detailing three broad goals and four values that will drive a multi-year, multi-faceted … Continue reading
More Federal Agencies Report Using Performance Data NextGov More federal agencies made operational decisions based on performance data than in prior years, showing progress meeting the goals of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act according to a survey conducted by the Government … Continue reading
What Is Evidence? Basics of Evidence, Brief #1 Urban Institute By understanding the many types, uses, and qualities of good evidence, federal policymakers and program managers can improve their policies and programs and—ultimately—social, economic, environmental, and other outcomes. Evidence-Based Policymaking: Survey … Continue reading
Is a Focus on Goals a Good Idea? Government Executive Effective organizations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion, and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics, according to the authors of this article. States Bolster Program Evaluation … Continue reading