13. Results-Focused Budget Process

Rhode Island

A 1996 Rhode Island law requires state agencies to submit performance information as part of the state’s budget process. The State’s Office of Management and Budget collects this performance data and works with agencies to achieve performance goals. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) rolled out a new process for FY22 requiring agencies to report on program evidence and performance when submitting budget requests, utilizing a new three-tier evidence scale (proven effective, promising, and theory-based). This was accompanied by a new process to integrate evidence more fully into the OMB’s and the Governor Office’s materials used to make budgetary decisions.

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