State and local

 

State and local

Religious Organizations, Anti-Poverty Relief, and Charitable Choice: A Feasibility Study of Faith-Based Welfare Reform in Mississippi

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
Using several different research methodologies, this report examines the feasibility of church-based welfare reform. The study compares church programs with government assistance in the delivery of welfare services. The results address the viability of improving government services and the impact that welfare reform has on social inequality within families, religious congregations, and local communities. Innovation

State Government E-Procurement in the Information Age: Issues, Practices, and Trends

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report seeks to understand how Information Technology (IT) contributes to the effectiveness of state procurement management and to increase knowledge to improve future applications of IT in state and local government procurement management systems. Technology and E-Government

Managing Outcomes: Milestone Contracting in Oklahoma

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report documents examples of milestone contracting between public agencies and social service nonprofit agencies, with a particular focus on a recent innovation in Oklahoma's way of managing its contracts with nonprofit organizations. Oklahoma's milestone contracting specifies a series of distinct and critical achievements and confers payment for a set of collaboratively defined programmatic results. This approach is explored in greater detail by examining Oklahoma's approach, while also thinking through a full range of potential uses of this emerging contract system.

The Baltimore CitiStat Program: Performance and Accountability

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This project examines managing for results through Baltimore’s CitiStat program in housing and community development, particularly as the city attempts to orchestrate its performance goals, objectives, and outcome measures with those federal and state agencies funding municipal programs. md, maryland Managing for Performance and Results

San Diego County's Innovation Program: Using Competition and a Whole Lot More to Improve Public Services

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report focuses on the lessons learned during the first year of welfare-to-work managed competition in San Diego County, California, where for-profit, non-profit and government organizations competed for welfare-to-work case management service contracts in an effort to cut costs and improve the quality of services. The lessons learned from San Diego are used to make recommendations for other jurisdictions that may consider introducing competition to the public sector. Innovation

Preparing for Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report seeks to fill the gap that exists in understanding the technology readiness of the government workforce and the impact on leveraging wireless technology for e-government applications. Technology and E-Government

Implementing State Contracts for Social Services: An Assessment of the Kansas Experience

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report examines how the State of Kansas, like many other states, is reconsidering the structure of service delivery for many of its social welfare programs. Like other states, Kansas has opted to "privatize" or contract several components of its social welfare services. In the areas of Medicaid and welfare program, Kansas has been very aggressive in examining the possibilities of alternative service delivery strategies. The study examines contracting for case management services in the Medicaid program. Missions and Programs

Strategies for Using State Information: Measuring and Improving Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines how federal agencies should adapt their activities now that all federal agencies and most states are moving to results-focused management, especially in the context of technology advances that make public access to and analysis of performance information more affordable. The study creates a vision for how federal agencies can use performance measures more effectively to motivate performance improvements and enhance public accountability of state programs.Managing for Performance and Results

Understanding Innovation: What Inspires It? What Makes It Successful?

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Public sector innovation may be considered an oxymoron, but for 15 years the Ford Foundation and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University have been identifying innovative public sector programs at the state, local, federal and tribal government levels through the Innovations in American Government Awards program, funded by Ford and administered by the Kennedy School.

Managing Workfare: The Case of the Work Experience Program in the New York City Parks Department

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the implementation of welfare reform in the United States, specifically in New York City. In the future, many local governments will be faced with the challenge and opportunities presented by the presence of former welfare recipients in the workforce. New York City has the largest local workfare population in the United States, and the New York City Parks Department manages one of the city's largest Work Experience Program (WEP) workforces. Innovation