4 US cities driven by data

Four U.S. cities were recognized Monday by Results for America and Bloomberg Philanthropies for their “exceptional” use of data to inform policy, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate programs and engage residents, according to a news release.

The cities newly certified through the What Works Cities Certification program are Dallas; Boise, Idaho; Issaquah, Washington; and Sugar Land, Texas, along with five cities in Latin America…

What makes the certified cities special is that they are putting practices into action, said Rochelle Haynes, managing director of What Works Cities Certification. “It’s not just putting the data out there. It’s not saying you have the dashboards, but it’s … saying how are we leveraging those to actually make decisions and decisions that connect to people,” she said.

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