June 16, 2017Policy Report

What Works Cities: How Local Governments Are Changing Lives

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U.S. cities are increasingly joining the growing what works movement—committing themselves to making data- and evidence-based decisions to improve residents’ lives. City halls draw on the technical assistance they receive from our expert partners to make better decisions, boost performance, and address 21st-century challenges with data-driven tools. These achievements are expanding the national conversation and serving as a model for what effective governance looks like.