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Performance Management in the Obama Administration

Session Description: Professor Newcomer will describe the context and challenges the Obama Administration’s approach to performance management confronts...#Obama #2010Institute #management #Performance #GovernmentEvaluation


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Change & Continuity: Lessons Learned from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Hart and Newcomer)

Bush and Barack Obama Administrations both espoused support for the generation and use of evidence to guide and improve government management. The two presidents brought very different professional experiences, political views, and policy advisors to the job as Chief Executive of the federal bureaucracy, yet their “President’s Management Agendas” established similar expectations about the use of evaluation and performance data. The paper outlines how the two Presidential Administrations centrally approached “evidence‐based policy” and “performance management,” with emphases on program evaluation and performance measurement, respectively

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Performance Evaluation as a Distinct Hybrid Form of Research Methods

Performance evaluation should be viewed as an applied hybrid method distinct from program evaluation (defined by Peter Rossi) which combines methods from four different institutions each speaking a different policy language (Policy, Management, Programs and Accountability) as well as mixed methods. This includes two meta-data issues: Process Management ((the method of the “business process”) includes the management using participatory evaluation of a process-based chain of events leading to desired outcome(s)) and Research Metrics (a solid grounding in the “facts” about whether there is progress towards desired goals)

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Eval11 Session 633: Is the Footprint Rightly Measured? Challenges to evaluate environmental and social performance and impacts in private sector projects

The projects encompass a wide range of E&S risks and opportunities; pollution control and waste management, occupational health and safety, protection of biodiversity, global aspects -especially climate change-, and social aspects including community engagement, land acquisition, involuntary resettlement, indigenous people and cultural heritage, which clients should manage with their social and environmental management systems

Is the Environmental Footprint Rightly Measured (Nov 2011)3.ppt