As if the Outcomes and Impact Summit wasn’t exciting enough, we have decided to sweeten the deal! We will provide free copies of Mark Friedman’s new book Turning Curves: An Accountability Companion Reader, to all registered guests!
About Turning Curves:
Turning Curves: An Accountability Companion Reader is a companion to Friedman’s Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough,” which presents a data-driven decision making framework known as Results-Based Accountability (RBA) or Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA). The framework has been used across the US and in numerous countries around the world.
In this volume, Mark shares some of his writing from the last 10 years, and selected writings from the many friends and colleagues around the world who are putting RBA/OBA into practice. It’s a brilliant combination of success stories and practical advice, with a few controversial discussions on topics like teacher evaluation and social impact bonds thrown in for good measure.
Turning Curves contains more than 80 essays including:
- The Vermont Accountability Compact
- The Leeds Story by Nigel Richardson
- How outcomes saved my life by Mike Pinnock
- The simplest way to implement RBA
- Using data for improvement not punishment.
- How to measure the success of population level strategies
- Collective Impact using RBA
- How to build a performance foundation in your organization.
- The problem with pay for performance in government.
- Next Generation Contracting for funders and grantees
- When infrastructure is the customer
- Results based budgeting and least harm budget cuts
- The performance of Administrative services, Arts organizations, Advocacy, Partnerships…………and much more
About the Author:
Mark Friedman has over four decades of experience in public administration and public policy. He has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of social change, organizational performance, management, budgeting and strategic planning. After receiving a B.A. in mathematics from Lehigh University in 1970, Mark taught high school math for one year. He then served for 19 years in the Maryland Department of Human Resources, the state’s social services agency, including six years as the Department’s Chief Financial Officer. In 1991 he joined the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, D.C. where his work focused on helping state and local governments finance family and children’s services. In 1996, he founded the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute (FPSI) where he developed the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework. He lives with his wife Terry Wilson in Santa Fe, New Mexico.