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From Data to Decisions in Local Government
Lead for America Summer Training Institute 2019 (2019)
  • Michael P Johnson, Jr.
Making good decisions is essential to enabling local government to deliver services that improve the lives of constituents. But what is a good decision, and what is necessary to make good decisions? In this presentation, given to fellows of the Lead for America program, I introduce the notion of decision and data analytics, specific to the needs of resource-constrained local governments, provide three examples of analytics & decision opportunities ranging from mostly-qualitative to mostly-quantitative data and analysis, and end with three case studies that I had the Lead for America fellows perform.
  • analytics,
  • decision-making,
  • government,
  • nonprofits
Publication Date
July 5, 2019
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Citation Information
Michael P Johnson. "From Data to Decisions in Local Government" Lead for America Summer Training Institute 2019 (2019)
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