Pew's Government Performance Project completed its 14-year effort to improve state government management in 2010.
The Work of the Government Performance Project
The LATEST from the Project
This May 2010 report and issue brief explored the purchasing and contracting practices in Minnesota and Virginia.more
This September 2009 report identified a number of creative management practices that states are using to increase employee productivity and meet agency goals.more
This February 2009 report showed how tough economic times could be a crucible forging better decision making and a heightened vigilance to ensure every precious tax dollar delivers maximum value for the public.more
As a vital component of Pew’s efforts to foster effective solutions to some of America’s most pressing challenges, the Government Performance Project’s Grading the States 2008 report was an assessment of the quality of management in the 50 states. The report’s findings, developed in partnership with Governing Magazine, were generated from extensive interviews and surveys of state-level managers and opinion leaders.more
This January 2006 report, Grading the States 2005, was an assessment of the quality of management performance in the 50 states. It provided insights into the way the states had weathered the previous fiscal crisis and the promising innovations they had crafted to cope with an uncertain future.more