In 2014, the Results First™ initiative identified a framework consisting of five key components of evidence-based policymaking: program assessment, budget development, implementation oversight, outcome monitoring, and targeted evaluation. Taking into consideration and implementing one or more of these components can help states and counties use the framework in ways that yield meaningful changes for their communities.
Policymakers can use performance management systems to make government more efficient and effective and ensure that public programs are achieving the results that constituents expect. This is known as outcome monitoring.
Strategy: Identify appropriate objectives, measures, and benchmarks
Strategy: Analyze and report targeted performance information
Strategy: Create opportunities to make better use of performance data
Strategy: Coordinate and combine outcome monitoring with other evidence-based policymaking efforts
The Results First™ initiative, a project supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, authored the publications in this collection.
Click here to return to the Evidence-Based Policymaking Resource Center five key components information page.