GAO released a new report today titled Enhancing Performance Accountability Provisions Could Lead to Better Results (full report, highlights). GAO’s recommendations are as follows:
GAO recommends that the Director of OMB work with agencies and Congress to encourage the use of performance accountability mechanisms in grant design and implementation by promoting the practices in this report and encouraging knowledge transfer among agencies and grantees. OMB generally agreed with our findings and recommendation.
I don’t think anyone could disagree with these recommendations!