Pennsylvania

Leading Example

16. repurpose for results

The state has improved outcomes by moving funds away from programs that are ineffective and towards those that get results.

Promising Examples

1. strategic goals

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

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.

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.

4. innovation

The state uses innovation to achieve its priority goals and improve results for residents.

5. data leadership & governance

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

6. data policies

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

7. data infrastructure

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

12. evaluation use

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

14. results-focused contracting

The state has improved outcomes by using results-focused contracts for its publicly funded programs.

15. evidence-based grantmaking

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