Making a Socially-Just Social Service System through the Lever of Procurement


March is National Procurement Month, and in this episode  Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Kailey Burger, the Managing Director of the Procurement and Economic Mobility Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. Burger discusses her experience seeing service delivery on the ground working in Bronx Family Court,  the two prongs of equity and economic mobility, and how the pandemic radically changed government procurement.

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About the Author

Betsy Gardner

Betsy Gardner is the editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, focusing on deconstructing racial and gender inequality through research, writing, and facilitation. She also researched government spending and transparency at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.