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Building Performance Systems for Social Service Programs

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 - 9:37
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Prodded by past scandals and court orders, the State of Tennessee today has one of the nation’s best performance-contracting systems for its child welfare program. In this report, Patrick Lester documents its evolution and use, and how Tennessee has avoided some of the common design flaws endemic in other social service programs using the performance-based contract model.

Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - 9:51
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 09:08

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:41
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The federal government spends tens of billions annually on social programs with modest or poor results. In other cases, billions have been spent on programs and funding streams while little rigorous evidence exists about program outcomes. In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations.

Kathy Stack

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - 16:06
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What is program evaluation? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies conduct rigorous program evaluations and data analytics on a tight budget? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget
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Mon, 06/02/2014
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What is program evaluation? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies conduct rigorous program evaluations and data analytics on a tight budget? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget
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What Does Performance Management Look Like in India?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:03
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:53
Background.  In June 2009, the President of India, Pratibha Patil, announced to a joint session of Parliament her commitment to create a Performance Management and Evaluation System for its national government, comprised of more than 4 million civil servants working in 84 departments and ministries.

How Non-Profits and Foundations Support Evidence-Based Government

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 - 17:02
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 16:40
Some non-profits and foundations are advocates for the use of evidence-based decision-making in different policy arenas, while others advocate use of different tools or techniques for program evaluation. Interestingly, as government at all levels begins to adopt these approaches, the non-profit, foundation, and university communities are enthusiastically chipping in to help.   Examples of Advocates Sponsoring Initiatives

Five Steps to Building an Evidence-Based Culture in Government

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 - 13:27
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 13:19
In addition to programmatic initiatives using evidence and rigorous evaluation to make funding decisions, OMB and agencies are undertaking a series of initiatives to build or expand the skills and capabilities of staff to be more evidence- and evaluation-based in their decision making.  In some cases, this requires money; but in many other cases it is a change in how existing work is done.  In addition, an interagency evaluation group focused on youth programs recently posted online a number of programmatic and

Creating an Evidence-Based Government

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 - 14:00
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 13:52
This trend is the heart of what is being called “evidence-based government” and there are initiatives both inside and outside the federal government to use evidence and program evaluation to reframe budget debates in ways that reflect the value being created, not just the dollars being spent.

Bridging the Gap

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 11:31
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:11
I’ve been asked to participate as a “practitioner” on a discussion panel at the upcoming conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)  It is a high-powered conference of top academics from around the U.S.
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