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Delivery of Benefits in an Emergency: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 - 20:00
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Tom Stanton's report focuses on the delivery of emergency financial benefits, such as pensions, Social Security, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as payments relating to the disaster such as emergency food stamps, unemployment insurance, and emergency cash assistance.

Integrating Performance and Budgets: The Budget Office of Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 - 20:00
Governments are under increasing pressure to produce--and to demonstrate--results in terms of their mission. Over the last decade, countries around the world have undertaken reforms with the aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of public services and the quality of public sector management. Integrating Performance and Budgets showcases attempts by federal and state governments, as well as a mix of developed and developing countries, to introduce performance or results-oriented budgeting and management as a means to support better decision making and accountability.

Leveraging Collaborative Networks in Infrequent Emergency Situations

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 - 20:00
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This research reviews a highly successful model of network collaboration that contained the outbreak of Exotic Newcastle disease, (a highly contagious disease among poultry), in California in 2002. The success of the effort was in part the result of the incident management system approach taken, a model of collaboration broadly applicable to all infrequent emergency situations. disaster preparedness, disease, contagious, fatal, public emergency, emergencies, california, caCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships

Assessing the Impact of IT-Driven Education in K-12 Schools

Saturday, April 30th, 2005 - 20:00
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This report details a methodology that may be used to assess educational return on investment (ROI), in particular in the area of technology investments. The analysis of ROI in education is fundamental in the management philosophy and application of data-driven decision making. School leaders must know which programs deliver the biggest value for the dollar spent in order to target funding where it is needed most.

The Importance of Leadership: The Role of School Principals

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines how public school leaders affect change by transforming the environment and culture of schools, turning rule bound organizations, often more concerned with the needs of staff, into responsive organizations more concerned with student needs and performance. The study identifies high performing schools and conduct a series of interviews to understand the leadership tools and service delivery techniques that lead to higher performance.Leadership

From E-Government to M-Government? Emerging Practices in the Use of Mobile Technology by State Governments

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Adding to our expanding knowledge base and understanding of e-government, this report focuses on the potential of m-government (the use of mobile technology) to improve and enhance government services. The report broadly defines m-government as government's efforts to provide information and services to public employees, citizens, businesses, and nonprofit organizations through wireless communication networks and mobile devices such as pagers, PDAs, cellular phones, and their support systems.

Business Improvement Districts and Innovative Service Delivery

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report focuses on providing a better understanding of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), an especially significant innovation in local service delivery that has dramatically impacted the business of government. BIDs are self-help ventures organized by property owners and local governments to identify and develop areas of cities where a more successful and profitable business climate is needed. While BIDs have become increasingly important, there has been little systematic research about the structure, financing, governance, management and accountability of the innovation.

Measuring the Performance in E-Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This project proposes to find and track current government use of performance measures for monitoring e-government performance at the local, state and federal levels. This information can then be used by other jurisdictions to aid in their own performance measurement efforts-- to the benefit of all e-government activities. minnesota, mississippi, texas, virginia Technology and E-Government

Leadership for Change: Case Studies in American Local Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report profiles three outstanding local government executives – Robert O’Neill, Jan Perkins, and Phil Penland -- who have served in various local governments over the years. The study profiles the change activities of these city/county managers as they have sought to transfer a set of values and a methodology for leading change into a new setting. Case studies are developed on the change activities of each of these managers, drawing out lessons from their experiences that might suggest a model of leading change in American local governments. Leadership

The Promise of E-Learning In Africa: The Potential for Public-Private Partnerships

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This project examines the contribution that e-learning and public-private partnerships have made and can make in Africa. A quantum leap in education is required in order for Africa to attain the target of universal primary education by 2015, meet the burgeoning demands for access to secondary education and deliver the appropriate education and training for post-secondary student to enter the knowledge-economy. Technology and E-Government