Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - 11:54
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene began writing for the IBM Center for The Business of Government on their blog covering the Implementation of the Recovery Act. Their first post was in March 2010 and the last of their almost 200 posts appeared in December 2010.
To help our readers refer back to past columns post their Recovery Act blog, we've put together the following index of column entries that ran over the course of the year ending in February 2012.
Promises, Promises – Requiring agencies to provide expected results for money spent is only half the equation. The other half is seeing whether they delivered.
Trusting Measures – An obstacle to the use of performance measures – they’re not sufficiently validated.
Target Practice – How far should governments reach in establishing goals and targets?
Performance Contracting: Turning talk into action -- When governments contract out services, it’s important to make sure they get what they pay for.
The Cost of Cuts – Efforts designed to reduce government expenditures can have accompanying costs of their own.
Teacher Evaluation: In search of the Holy Grail –Standardized tests aren’t the only route
The Pains and Pleasures of Restructuring – Though “restructuring” seems to be all the rage, it’s not as easy as it may seem.
Reorganization Magic – Shifting around agencies isn’t a panacea
Federal Spending Info: How Good of a Model is the Recovery Act? – Was the recovery act a “game changer,” when it comes to transparency of spending?
Budgeting for Brain Drain – It’s hard to make good decisions when the men and women who can inform those decisions lose their jobs.
Jobs that Go Bump in the Night – You may not have heard about bumping – a civil service practice that mandates lots of job shifting in hard times. But it’s very important.
Hitting the Bull's Eye – How targets can help drive government accomplishments.
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