State and local

 

State and local

Staying the Course: The Use of Performance Measurement in State Governments

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report provides an overview of performance management at the state level, and how state budgeting systems have evolved to now incorporate measurement of program activities and results. It describes why performance initiatives continue to be touted by both legislatures and central management in the states. The report describes which components of performance measurement and performance-related initiatives have been most useful in the states. The authors also identify key trends.

Innovation in the Administration of Public Airports

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the innovative approaches taken by five publicly owned and operated airports to adjust to the evolution of America’s air transport system. The study provides examples of how to make public enterprises more efficient, and includes a study of innovation as a critical component of the American transportation system. Innovation

E-Reporting: Strengthening Democratic Accountability

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report traces the history of public reporting on government performance and how technology now allows government leaders to dramatically expand citizen access to government performance. Lee defines criteria for assessing how well federal, state, and local agencies report their performance to the public as well as provides examples of best practices to inspire government agencies at all level to move toward e-reporting. His findings and recommendations serve as a quick guide for public managers to assess their own reporting and how to emulate the best.

An Assessment of Brownfield Redevelopment Policies: The Michigan Experience

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the effects of Michigan's newly adopted brownfield legislation that promotes the redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites in urban centers. The study measures the success of Michigan’s innovative brownfield program, and identifies best practices among municipalities conducting redevelopment efforts. The results provide insight on environmental policy reform to Congress, the EPA, and other state and local governments considering similar policy reforms.green

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.

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

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

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.

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

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