Active Contract Management: How Governments Can Collaborate More Effectively with Social Service Providers to Achieve Better Results

September 11, 2017

acm_image.pngActive contract management (ACM) is a set of strategies that combine high frequency use of data and collaborative meetings between government agencies and service providers to improve outcomes from contracted services. ACM can empower leaders to detect and rapidly respond to problems, make consistent improvements to performance, and identify opportunities for reengineering service delivery systems. Drawing on the GPL’s engagements piloting ACM strategies with state and local governments across the country, this new policy brief describes the problems that ACM aims to solve, discusses the benefits of using these strategies, and outlines elements of effective ACM systems. Read more