Friday, May 29, 2009

How Policymakers Can Focus on Results

Consider a quotation from General George S. Patton who famously said "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." A recent blog post from the Results Leadership Group highlights this key element of Mark Friedman's Results Based Accountability, that it "is about starting with Ends and working backwards to a Means". As noted previously, is designed to help policymakers, and those who work with them, achieve long-term results for their state by using those results to guide policy, budget and program decisions especially during tight fiscal times.

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