CSSP believes that policymaking should be based on achieving concrete results; and that using reliable data for learning and accountability leads to improved outcomes for all children and families.
By helping policymakers focus on a singular goal: Achieving sustainable and measurable improvements for children and families too often left out and left behind, CSSP helps accomplish this.
Results-based public policy helps policymakers:
- Establish an aspiration that directs policy, budgeting and oversight on the desired result for children and families.
- Use results to drive decisions about policies, programs, practices and the investment of taxpayer dollars.
- Measure progress and assure accountability by using powerful and commonly understood data.
- Improve cost-effectiveness because now more than ever, smart policies that make a difference are essential to the nation's long-term economic and civic health. In this severe economic downturn, leading with results is the best way to make hard spending decisions.