Localizing Post-2015: Achieving Measurable Improvements with Results-Based Accountability

Concept Overview As UNDP and HABITAT, on behalf of the United Nations Development Group (UNDP), and the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments continue the consultation on “Localizing the post-2015 agenda,” Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) should be adopted as a framework for local action.  Distinct from Results-Based Management (RBM) utilized by the United [...]

Data Informed Decision Making: Frank Farrow

Frank Farrow, Director of the Center for the Study of Social Policy, discusses the importance of data informed decision making. The combination of rich, detailed and comprehensive data with a larger understanding of community and program needs is data informed decision making at its best. Good decision making has its roots in data and can [...]

Data Driven Decision Making: Michael McAfee

Dr. Michael McAfee, Director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute of PolicyLink, points out that the use of data in decision making eliminates any bias from organization decisions. McAfee associates the decisions made by collecting, analyzing, and utilizing this data in strategic decision making to the decisions made by business leaders. He emphasizes the importance of [...]