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Proving value in an age of austerity: A new normal for US government programmes
Government agencies may need to re‐evaluate their project portfolios to ensure that their limited funding is invested in programs that satisfy their mandates and stated goals. Both current and proposed initiatives will need to be adequately monitored and assessed for value. In addition, program managers will need to learn how best to foster a positive dialogue with legislators and other stakeholders who are under pressure to cut funding.
This article will explore what agencies must do to make a compelling case for relevancy and how best‐practice organizations are managing programs under budgetary pressure.