November 17, 2016 Successes

Publishing the National Bestselling Book “Moneyball for Government”

Results for America published the national best-selling book, Moneyball for Government, edited by former White House Office of Management and Budget Directors Peter Orszag (Barack Obama) and Jim Nussle (George W. Bush). The book also include a jointly-written chapter by Orszag and Nussle, as well as by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA), former Obama and George W. Bush domestic policy advisors Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland; and former spokesmen for the Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns Kevin Madden and Howard Wolfson. It also includes chapters by former Obama and George W. Bush economic advisors Gene Sperling and Glenn Hubbard, and Obama and George W. Bush policy experts Robert Gordon and Ron Haskins. The book also features profiles of innovative government and nonprofit leaders and organizations across the country that are successfully leveraging data, evidence and evaluation to get better results.

The book’s second edition, released in January 2016, features a bipartisan chapter jointly-written by Michael Gerson, former Assistant to the President for Policy & Strategic Planning under President George W. Bush, and Raj Shah, former Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development under President Obama. The chapter, titled “Foreign Assistance and the Revolution of Rigor,” calls for data and evidence to drive U.S. foreign aid and provides a roadmap for improving and sustaining foreign assistance programs.


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