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Government Performance Project

Pew's Government Performance Project completed its 14-year effort to improve state government management in 2010.

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The Work of the Government Performance Project

The Government Performance Project (GPP) evaluated how states manage their money, people, infrastructure, and information—four areas critical to well-functioning governments. Through the publication of 50-state report cards, a series of tailored briefs, and events and convenings, GPP helped policy makers, stakeholders, and the media better understand the link between government management and performance. The project facilitated cross-state sharing of promising approaches and lessons learned, and it promoted innovation through the distribution of a catalog of proven management practices.


Grading the States 2008 Report

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Grading the States 2008 Report

Grading the States 2008 report is an assessment of the quality of management in the 50 states.

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