North Carolina

Promising Examples

1. Strategic Goals
The state has statewide strategic goals that are public, quantitative, published regularly, customer oriented, aligned, equity oriented, and publicly informed.
3. Culture
The state has a culture that supports the sustainable use of data and evidence to deliver results in a transparent, equitable, and ethical manner.
4. Innovation
The state uses innovation to achieve its priority goals and improve results for residents.
5. Data Leadership & Governance
The state has senior leadership and governance structures with the mandate to equitably use data to improve results.
7. Data Infrastructure
The state has improved outcomes through technology infrastructure that allows it to efficiently collect, inventory, and share data.
8. Data Use
The state has improved outcomes by combining and analyzing cross-agency data to inform policy, budget, or management decisions.
9. Evaluation Leadership & Governance
The state has a leadership and governance structure with the authority to use evaluations to improve results.
11. Evaluation Resources
The state has dedicated resources for using evaluations to improve results.
12. Evaluation Use
The state has improved results by using evaluation, program inventories, and cost-benefit analysis.
13. Results-Focused Budget Process
The state has improved outcomes by prioritizing data and evidence in its budget process through guidance to agencies and engagement with the legislature.
16. Repurpose for Results
The state has improved outcomes by moving funds away from programs that are ineffective and toward those that get results.