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What Works Cities Resource Toolkit

What Works Cities Resource ToolkitThe What Works Cities Resource Toolkit includes best practices in designing open data policies and creating robust open data portals, advancing performance management programs by setting stronger targets, utilizing behavioral insights to run randomized control trials and strategically managing city contracts.


The resources (Guides & Templates, City Stories and Videos) are divided into 7 categories:

  • What Works Cities Movement
  • Open Data Policies
  • Open Data Implementation
  • Performance Management
  • Results-Driven Contracting
  • Low-Cost Evaluations
  • City Accomplishments

The Toolkit has been created by the What Works Cities initiative. What Works Cities partners will continue to develop resources and best practice guides, which are available to all city leaders around the world.

About What Works Cities

Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents. The What Works Cities Standard reflects a set of aspirations and activities that create a strong foundation for the effective use of data and evidence within city government. The four components – Commit, Measure, Take Stock and Act ‘“ build on each other and reflect the practices that city leaders have taken on across the United States to advance the effectiveness of their governments.