New England StatNet Initiative

November 7, 2011

The Rappaport Institute helps support the New England StatNet (“NE StatNet”) initiative, which is a network of municipal governments in New England that are using data, measures, and goals strategically to improve municipal management through a CitiStat program or other performance management approach. NE StatNet communities agree to share data and promising practices and to meet regularly to learn from each others’ experience running programs and managing Stat (or similar) systems. The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies and Global Affairs coordinates NE StatNet meetings, collects and analyzes data, facilitates sharing of policies and best practices, staffs the NE StatNet steering committee, and develops training for participating communities.