Welcome to ASPA-CAP
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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Performance Management: Not a Silver Bullet Barrett & Greene When we first began down this path, . . . we were true believers, and were convinced that all state and local governments needed to do was to measure things and programmatic … Continue reading
Using Behavioral Science is One Way to Increase Satisfaction with Government Services Government Executive The success of the new federal COVID test kit website shows what behavioral science can offer to help make services more accessible. Colorado’s “Evidence Continuum” Promotes … Continue reading
Ensuring Infrastructure Spending Accountability Government Executive The White House released new guidance on Friday on how agencies can ensure “accountability, effectiveness and transparency” in implementation of the $1 trillion infrastructure law enacted in November. The guidance provides direction on using data and evidence in designing programs; … Continue reading
Rethinking Budgeting: Defining the Problem Government Finance Officers Association Six design principles for defining problems more clearly. “A problem not fully understood is not solvable, and a problem that is fully understood is half solved,” – Charles Kettering, Inventor WEBINAR: Implementing … Continue reading
Two Years of Covid Oversight: A Look Back Government Executive The CARES Act of 2020 created three pandemic-related oversight entities, and our series will examine their successes and failures as well as their challenges and goals moving forward. How Small … Continue reading