Redesigning Ohio (State of Ohio)

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.

Government Cost Savings Report - CalTax (State of California)

With a mission dedicated to fair and appropriate tax collection, the California Taxpayer’s Association (CalTax) conducted an independent research study examining tax and spending concerns associated with California local and state governments.

Accelerating Success for Operational Excellence in Government Project: Narrative Framework

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.

Bergen County, New Jersey Law Enforcement Consolidation

Consolidating agencies or functions within an agency can be challenging because human nature resists change, especially when a new approach is yet untested. And, yet, consolidation can be achieved with sufficient leadership and vision. This case study highlights county executive James Tedesco's efforts to consolidate Bergen County, New Jersey's law enforcement operations.