2016

Rhode Island DCYF Director On Overhauling An Agency In Crisis

October 6, 2016

RI NPR's station interviews Jamia McDonald, who has been leading the turnaround at RI's child welfare agency.  GPL has been supporting the agency's reprocurement of services focused on reducing congregate care and increasing family stability, and is working with the agency to develop a more robust contract provider performance management practices. Outgoing DCYF Director On Overhauling An Agency In Crisis. Rhode Island Public Radio.

Manhattan Institute Chapter on Improving City Procurement 

October 4, 2016

GPL Assistant Director Hanna Azemati and  Professor Liebman coauthored a chapter in the Manhattan Institute’s newly published book, Retooling Metropolis. Based on the Government Performance Lab’s work with cities, this chapter discusses cities’ top ten contracting and procurement challenges as well as how cities can address these by treating procurement as a strategic priority and managing contracts in an active and performance-focused way. Case studies of exemplary approaches to procurements and contracts include Boston’s problem-focused website redesign procurement, Seattle’s… Read more about Manhattan Institute Chapter on Improving City Procurement 

DC Water Closes Historic Deal

September 29, 2016

"The DC Water and Sewer Authority closed on a historic deal Thursday, issuing the nation's first Environmental Impact Bond to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project." DC Water Closes Historic Deal. Bond Buyer Magazine. 

DC Water Launches Nation's First Environmental Impact Bond

September 29, 2016

On September 29th, the DC Water and Sewer Authority issued the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond. This $25 million bond issuance will fund the initial green infrastructure installation in DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project – a project that aims to reduce combined sewage overflows (CSOs) into the Anacostia River, Potomac River, and Rock Creek tributaries. Read more. 

Connecticut Launches PFS Project

September 28, 2016

On September 28th, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced the launch of the Department of Children and Families’ PFS project. The project will expand treatment by Family Based Recovery (FBR) clinicians providing substance use recovery and parenting support services to approximately 500 families in order to increase family stability and prevent removals of children from their homes. Administration on Children, Youth and Families Commissioner Rafael Lopez, DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, and Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian participated in the launch event round table along… Read more about Connecticut Launches PFS Project

Michigan Launches PFS Project

September 23, 2016

Michigan formally announced the launch of a PFS project, developed with GPL technical assistance, to expand the Strong Beginnings program, an initiative that provides expanded home visiting services to high-risk pregnant women, with additional services for children extending from infants to age 2. The project partners held their first Executive Committee meeting this week.   Read more.