A quick look at news stories this week featuring Bloomberg Cities’ programs and partners.

Bloomberg Philanthropies introduced a new certification initiative that aims to set the national standard for how local governments enact evidence-based policies (CityLab).

Data isn’t just for big cities. By leveraging their networks and adapting ideas from others, small and mid-sized cities can take advantage of the data revolution, driving innovation and adopting evidence-based governance (Government Technology).

What Works Cities Executive Director Simone Brody argues that as innovation improves city governance and produces meaningful results, the federal government should be investing rather than pulling back support (The Hill).

Celebrating public sector progress and innovation in cities around the world. Run by @BloombergDotOrg’s Government Innovation program. bloombergcities.org

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