Measuring State Performance: Grading the States 2008

Measuring State Performance: Grading the States 2008

Information is king.

No single idea emerges more clearly from year-long research done for the 2008 Government Performance Project. As always, this report focuses on four fundamental areas of government management:

• Information,
• People,
• Money
• and Infrastructure.

But this year, the elements that make up the information category—planning, goal-setting, measuring performance, disseminating data and evaluating progress—overlap with the other three fields to a greater degree than ever before. Information elements, in short, are key to how a state takes care of its infrastructure, plans for its financial future and deals with the dramatic changes affecting the state workforce. Governors understand this.

Below, view PDF of report, which was published in our partner's publication, Governing Magazine.

Also, Grading the States 2008 can be accessed online at