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Portland has been awarded silver level certification from What Works Cities, a national recognition program for excellence in data-driver local governance.
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The City of Portland has implemented open data since 2009. Our latest progress in open data facilitates collaboration and building digital services for a 21st century organization. Six open data principles can guide City bureaus to implement their own open data strategies. 
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
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We asked Christine Kendrick, Denise López and Elisabeth Perez to talk about their work addressing the digital divide during the COVID pandemic, using a $5 million CARES Act grant to provide internet access, devices, and digital literacy skills to the community.
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We asked Lindsey Maser and Renata Tirta to share how they’ve used behavioral insights and evaluation in their work and why they think it’s important.
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What Works Portland Citywide Survey Results from October on how bureaus determine whether to enter into or continue a contract. 
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
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What Works Portland Survey Results
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
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The City of Portland is one of four cities that has recently been named to the 2020 What Works Cities Certification Honor Roll. This national recognition demonstrates Portland’s progress in becoming a city that advances the use of data to better serve members of our community.
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
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Portland first applied for What Works Cities certification in 2019, achieving 33% of the 45 certification criteria.
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One focus of Portland's participation in What Works Cities has been the enhancement of its Citywide Performance Management program. Government Accountability, Transparency, and Results (GATR) sessions put the focus on performance Citywide.
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At the close of the first phase of the What Works Cities project in 2018, WWC helped the City of Portland assess our progress in the areas of open data, performance management, behavioral insights, results-driven contracting, and process improvement.
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Portland joined the What Works Cities initiative in 2016, gaining a new partner in its work to create better community outcomes through use of data and evidence.
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What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.