Results Based Accountability (RBA) is an effective tool for organizing and implementing a data-driven planning process. More than three dozen Connecticut communities are using RBA to develop and implement a comprehensive community plan for early childhood care and education. RBA is also used by the Connecticut Legislature and required of state agencies for planning and reporting.
RBA starts with the end results in mind, uses indicators to report on how well the community or the state is doing and ensures that the strategies directly address the causes or forces that are currently contributing to poor outcomes. RBA provides a framework to measure both individual program and system-wide performance.