Jonathan Ladinsky is an expert in building performance management systems from concept through implementation. He has developed systems for federal and state clients, analyzing administrative data and training federal, state, and grantee staff. His current work focuses on improving the accuracy of performance calculations used for accountability, management, and evaluation.
Currently, Ladinsky directs a project to develop a performance management system for the District of Columbia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Tasks included analyzing the current system and data flow, conceptualizing a new system, developing technical specifications for and testing the new system, and analyzing the impact of policy changes on TANF’s population and budget. As part of a data quality initiative for the U.S. Department of Education, he directs an audit to assess the data quality for 11 programs. Ladinsky also led an initiative to develop common measures to assess performance and data quality for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor workforce programs. In addition, he worked with ETA staff to create performance management and data quality systems for Workforce Investment Act, Employment Services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance, National Farmworkers Job Program, and Welfare-to-Work programs.
Ladinsky holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.