Untangling Complex Relationships

The complex relationship between a program’s spending and its impact is often poorly understood when setting budgets. For a major federal agency, Crow Insight analyzed data
for several programs to discern correlations between expenditures and performance. To do so, Crow Insight built an exploratory dashboard to help reveal hidden patterns.
Crow Insight applied several visual analysis techniques, including (as shown below) shifting the performance trend line to account for outcomes lagging spending.