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Closing the city fiscal gap with results-driven contracting

Strain on municipal budgets as a result of the pandemic has led to an increasing amount of cuts that reduce the quality of city services, as well as delay investments in infrastructure and economic development critical to long-term city vitality. This What Works Cities City Budgeting for Equity & Recovery resource provides insight into the Results-Driven Contracting (RDC) strategy developed by Professor Jeffrey Liebman and his team at the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. This 4-step strategy can help better position cities to save money, improve results, and increase equity in city contracting by focusing on better procurement management processes.

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