Measuring each state’s performance and using that data to strategically place resources is key to implementing the accountable, transparent and results-focused governance policies citizens need—especially as states are expected to do more with less. To aid states in meeting this goal, the 21st Century Foundation funded States Perform, an interactive website focused on performance measurement. States Perform provides the essential information state leaders need to create informed, outcome-driven strategies, offering access to learning tools and interactive comparative performance measurement data.
To learn more about, download an overview of the project here.
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State Comparative Performance Measurement

For more information, please contact CSG Senior Research Analyst Jennifer Burnett by phone, (859) 244-8114, or by email





NEWS: CSG Releases New State Performance Measurement Reports
CSG will release three new reports at its 2009 Annual Meeting in La Quinta, California.  The reports are the product of an 18-month-long collaborative project with the Urban Insitute to study state comparative performance measurement data in three areas: transportation, child welfare and public assistance. The reports are also available for download here:


Public Assistance

Child Welfare






NEWS: CSG Hosts Half-Day Session on Transformative Strategies for State Government
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--along with the recent economic downturn--is prompting states to consider new ways to make government work better. A half-day session at The Council of State Governments Annual Meeting Nov. 12 will explore successful strategies and offer insight into how states can make government work more efficiently and provide more transparency for their residents. More ...