Colorado

Leading Examples

1. Strategic Goals

The state has statewide strategic goals that are public, quantitative, published regularly, customer-oriented, aligned, equity-oriented, and publicly informed.

3. Culture

The state has a culture that supports the sustainable use of data and evidence to deliver results in a transparent, equitable, and ethical manner.

6. Data policies

The state has data policies that outline the principles, people, and activities that govern its data collection and use.

Promising Examples

2. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

The state has achieved better outcomes through an enterprise performance management system that engages state leaders in using performance data to continuously improve results.

5. Data Leadership & Governance

The state has senior leadership and governance structures with the mandate to equitably use data to improve results.

7. Data infrastructure

The state has improved outcomes through technology infrastructure that allows it to efficiently collect, inventory, and share data.

8. Data use

The state has improved outcomes by combining and analyzing cross-agency data to inform policy, budget, or management decisions.

9. Evaluation Leadership & Governance

The state has leadership and governance structure with the authority to use evaluations to improve results.

10. Evaluation policies

The state has evaluation policies and a learning agenda that outline the principles, people, and activites to use evidence to improve results.

11. Evaluation resources

The state has dedicated resources for using evaluations to improve results.

12. Evaluation use

The state has improved results by using evaluation, program inventories, and cost-benefit analysis.

13. RESULTS-FOCUSED BUDGET PROCESS

The state has improved outcomes by prioritizing data and evidence in its budget process through guidance to agencies and engagement with the legislature.

15. evidence-based grantmaking

The state has improved outcomes by allocating grant funding based on evidence of effectiveness.