LEXINGTON, Ky.—Would you like to know how the condition of your state’s bridges compared to those of neighboring states? Or how affordable the housing is in your state compared to states with similar characteristics?
States Perform—a new Web site from The Council of State Governments—provides access to interactive information on how states are performing across six key policy areas: education, public safety and justice, energy and environment, economic and fiscal policy, health and human services and transportation.
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 expect—especially as states are expected to do more with less.
The States Perform Web site provides the essential information states need to create informed, outcome-driven policies, providing access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data from 50 states. In addition, States Perform offers access to videos and other interactive features to learn more about how states can implement a comprehensive, statewide performance measurement program.
“We live in an age where knowledge is power. Now more than ever state leaders are hungry for the kind of evidence-based solutions that only solid knowledge and information can help them achieve,” David Adkins, CSG’s executive director and CEO. “States Perform offers state leaders access to quality, comparative performance information that will assist them in developing the data-driven strategies needed to overcome the myriad challenges states face today.”
Features of States Perform include:
Compare: Create a customized spreadsheet containing up to 10 outcome measures across all 50 states or just your region.
Customize: Choose a performance measure, compare across a few states or a region of the nation, and quickly create maps and charts to visualize your comparison.
Profile: See how your state is performing across all 90 measures, compared to the national and regional average.
The Council of State Governments www.csg.org is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.