The nineteen Albany County local governments involved in the Government Efficiency Plan devised a countywide collaboration to enhance service agreements and mergers between the county’s local governments and special districts.
The state of Louisiana launched the Government Efficiency Management Support Project to compile a comprehensive analysis of government operations and to recommend potential efficiency improvements.
As part of a broad effort to redesign and transform the performance of New York State government, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the creation of the Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission.
The Kenney Transition Report was commissioned by Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney to prepare for his transition period into office. The mayor’s mission in creating the committees was to ensure that suggested recommendations fostered an accountable, accessible government.
With the creation of this report the Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council sought a custom roadmap to reinvent state government and drive transformational service delivery and cost efficiencies.
The North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform (NC GEAR) program was proposed by Governor Pat McCrory in 2013 to develop a strategic transformation plan for state government. The North Carolina General Assembly incorporated the program into legislation that same year, and NC GEAR subsequently began efforts to analyze state government operations.
Ohio’s Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce joined forces to address the state’s fiscal and structural problems through an economic processes report.
Former City Council President Daniel Davis and Mayor John Peyton invited the Florida TaxWatch association to pinpoint cost-saving initiatives that would help the city of Jacksonville withstand economic downturns and prepare for the city’s future.
In 2016, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School received funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to launch the Operational Excellence in Government Project. The purpose of the project is to identify and celebrate operational efficiency successes across state and local government, and to foster a community of practice around operational excellence. This narrative framework reflects the main findings and areas of project focus. We hope that the highlighted insights and recommendations, gleaned from existing reports and compiled across topics, empower governments to build capacity, improve operations, and carry out successful efficiency initiatives.
This section focuses on government interactions with citizens, and highlights the importance of transparency and public feedback in creating an effective and responsive government.