Grading the States 2008 Report


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.



States of Innovation

The front facade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.