Performance Management

 

Performance Management

Dr. Yi Lu

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - 12:35
Dr. Yi Lu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College City University of New York (CUNY). Her primary research interests are: - Performance informed budgeting and management - Public budgeting and financial management. - Budget processes and reforms - Government accountability - Comparative public administration

Bridging the Gap

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - 11:31
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:11
I’ve been asked to participate as a “practitioner” on a discussion panel at the upcoming conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)  It is a high-powered conference of top academics from around the U.S.

Building an Analytics Culture

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 - 12:06
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:02
Investing in, and using, program evaluation has been a hard sell in many agencies for years.  While evaluation is important for long-term program assessments, it can be expensive and take years to complete.  But with new technology and greater availability of data, many agencies are beginning to take advantage of the value of existing real-time administrative data.  This movement is called “data analytics.”  And the immediacy of results is appealing to many executives.

Government Reform: Insights for the Future of the Movement (Part 6)

Monday, October 15th, 2012 - 12:16
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:10
Some encouraging insights for the global performance management movement include:

Government Reform: Inspirations from Developing Countries (Part 5)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 - 15:41
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 15:38
The World Bank seminars this past Spring continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance movement internationally, and how surprised I was that several countries seem to be putting foundations for performance in place at two or three times the speed of more developed countries.  Four countries struck me as making notable progress, which are summarized in earlier blog posts:  Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, and Malaysia:

Best Practices for Leading Sustainability Efforts

Monday, September 24th, 2012 - 16:58
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 16:57
In October 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, which outlines leadership efforts the federal government can make to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Federal agencies are required to develop strategies, implement and report on projects, and continuously improve their processes as a model for the country. The Executive Order significantly increased the visibility of sustain­ability as a strategic imperative for the federal government and beyond, while potentially saving energy and taxpayer money.  

Government Reform: Kenya and Malaysia (Part 4)

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 - 17:28
The World Bank seminars this past Spring continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance movement internationally, and how surprised I was that several countries seem to be putting foundations for performance in place at two or three times the speed of more developed countries.  Four countries struck me as making notable progress.  I summarized two in a previous post (Colombia and South Africa).  Today I’ll focus on Kenya and Malaysia:

Government Reform: Colombia and South Africa (Part 3)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - 17:13
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:08
The World Bank seminars this past Spring on international progress in performance management continue to have me mulling about the progress of the performance movement internationally, and how surprised I was that several countries seem to be putting foundations for performance in place at two or three times the speed of more developed countries.  Four countries struck me as making notable progress.  I’ll summarize two today and two in my next post – along with notes on their commonalities:

Government Reform: The New Zealand Example (Part 2)

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - 14:33
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 14:27
At the World Bank’s series of forums on performance management, I found John Whitehead’s insights particularly interesting.  Whitehead is a former secretary of the Treasury in New Zealand, which has been touted as the most advanced in performance-oriented government reform.  He looked back on what worked and what did not in their reform efforts over the past 25 years.  New

Government Reform: An International Snapshot of Progress on Performance Management (Part 1)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 - 17:10
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 17:06
The World Bank held a series of forums and invited presenters from Europe (Ireland, Britain), Africa (Kenya, South Africa), South America (Columbia, Brazil), and Southeast Asia/Pacific (Malaysia, New Zealand). The presentations and following discussions were both inspiring and cautionary, and I’ve been mulling over the past couple of months over what it all means for the future of the movement.