What Works Cities Silver Certification 

Little Rock is thrilled to be recognized by What Works Cities for our investment in data and transparency as part of our decision-making processes across the city. We look forward to building on this achievement moving forward to continue making a positive impact on the lives of residents.
The cities that achieve Certification are demonstrating excellence by investing in the people, processes, and policies to put data and evidence at the center of decision-making.
The What Works Cities Standard defines how local governments can create a strong foundation for the effective use of data and evidence. The Standard’s 45 indicators, organized around eight foundational practice areas, serve as the What Works Cities Certification criteria and define the  fundamentals of data-driven governance. 
Nearly 200 cities have had their practices evaluated against these criteria by completing a What Works Cities Assessment. Cities that complete a What Works Cities Assessment are taking the first step to committing to continuous data-driven improvement, in order to innovate and deliver better results for residents.  As of July 1, 2021 only 40 cities have achieved Certification.