State and local

 

State and local

Strategies for Using State Information: Measuring and Improving Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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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

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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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 - 13:00
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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