Leading Example

14. Results-Focused Contracting

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

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.

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.
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.
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 a 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 activities 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.