Strengthening City Data to Improve Lives
At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we believe that using data to inform decision-making is essential to running a city. Unfortunately, in cities across the United States, mayors lack the tools to use data and evidence to improve how governing gets done. By providing robust technical support, access to expertise, and peer-to-peer learning to local leaders, we’re helping cities to better use data and evidence to engage the public, improve services, evaluate progress, and make sound investment decisions.
Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2015, the What Works Cities program is one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance cities’ use of data. By providing robust technical support, access to expertise, and peer-to-peer learning, Bloomberg Philanthropies is encouraging city leaders to make better use of available evidence to engage the public, fund and improve services, and evaluate progress.
Top photo: Martha Galvez from the Urban Institute and Jonathan Mintz from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund speak at a What Works Cities convening hosted at Bloomberg Philanthropies.