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SXSW Interactive 2016

Ride the Wave: Data as Movement Builder

Investing in what works is about getting the most out of every taxpayer dollar spent and changing the way government works by ensuring that government decisions are informed by the best possible data about what works to improve the lives of residents. But it isn’t just about numbers in a spreadsheet. After all, the data represents real people, living their lives and working hard every day to give their children a better future. They deserve government that delivers results. And leaders from both political parties agree! We’ll look at how this bipartisan “what works” movement is taking shape and what can be done to get more cities to adopt this approach.

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Michele Jolin, CEO & Co-founder, Results for America

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  • Tags: data, evidence, whatworks
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Policy
  • Level: Advanced
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