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Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance March Meeting

March 12, 2021 @ 10:00:00 am - March 12, 2021 @ 11:30:00 am
Eastern Time (ET)

The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance is delighted to host Kathy Stack talking about implementation of the NAPA Intergovernmental Forum on Outcome-Focused Innovation, a new project that NAPA is launching this month. The purpose of the Forum is:

  1. to convene a series of monthly forums with local, state, federal, and related participants to identify and resolve barriers to promote use of data, evidence, streamlined processes, and cross-sector innovation; and
  2. to develop a playbook of federal actions, primarily administrative, that could significantly improve state and local capacity to improve outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. In addition, the project will undertake targeted follow-on actions to connect local, state, and federal officials and scholars to facilitate progress on program and process innovations.

Expanded use of data, evidence, and innovative experimentation has the potential to improve not only the effectiveness of government actions at the federal, state, and local levels, but also how these actions address social equity. Unfortunately, the federal government currently lacks effective mechanisms for collective problem-solving with state and local partners on how to overcome bureaucratic barriers that impede cross-program innovation and strengthened capacity to integrate data to understand problems, improve services and targeting, and learn what works. Through the Intergovernmental Forum, NAPA will use its unique capabilities as an entity chartered by Congress to convene federal, state, and local experts to tackle these important issues.

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***This session is open to the media but not for attribution.***

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