Nudging

How Government Can Nurture the Nudge

In implementing behaviorally informed interventions known as "nudges" to improve program outcomes, the city of Louisville has followed an important pr...

What Works Cities

The District of Columbia’s Scientific Approach to Policy

In the past year, Washington, D.C. has dramatically increased its efforts to use low-cost evaluations in policymaking. Boosted by commitments to data-...

Civic Data

Ten Great Ways Data Can Make Government Better

Every day, seven million rows of new data are created in the City of Chicago alone, and countless billions of rows of data are generated across all of...

What Works Cities

How Louisville Embedded Performance Management Into City Departments

The City of Louisville, Kentucky’s performance management system, LouieStat, sets the bar for city government performance improvement. Mayor Greg Fisc...

Data Visualization

How Government’s Data Can Be Truly Useable

In honor of the recent Open Data Day, here's what might seem a counterintuitive suggestion: Let's stop celebrating open data. Why? A little history:...

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