Getting the Most Out of Your Community’s Administrative Data

States, municipalities, and local organizations need help identifying, linking, and analyzing the administrative data sources in their communities to better track outcomes of the social services they deliver. This series of five products offers recommendations on how communities can best navigate these vital processes.

The Urban Institute’s guidance emerged from training and technical assistance we provided to 28 communities from 2015 to 2019 as part of our Pay for Success Administrative Data pilot and Pay for Success Initiative. Urban supported partners in addressing and overcoming barriers to administrative data access and local collaboration so that their communities may be better equipped to engage in PFS planning and other performance-based strategies.

Guidance briefs

The project was funded by the Corporation for National Community Service and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.