compass for public strategies
Public Progress Boards
Progress Boards provide information about benchmarking
and metrics about progress toward goals and offer a variety
of information about state activities.
Carolina Progress Board
North Carolina Progress Board offers an entrée
to information that help shape the state's
public policy discussions. Reports on trends
toward key goals for NC and a variety of
information about the state.
independent state planning and oversight agency
created by the Legislature in 1989 to keep Oregon
focused on the future, the Board is responsible
for implementing the state's 20-year strategic
plan, Oregon Shines. The 12 member panel,
chaired by the governor, is made up of citizen
leaders and reflects the state's social, ethnic
and political diversity.
On Virginia's Future
in July, 2003 to establish ways to measure Virginia's
current status, prioritize future goals and establish
metrics to measure progress toward meeting those
Milestones was created in 1991 in the belief
that a shared vision, clear goals and measurement
of results would lead to a better future for
Minnesota. The report uses 70 progress indicators
to determine whether the state is achieving
19 publicly determined goals grouped in four
broad areas: People, Community and Democracy,
Economy and Environment.
for a Better Louisiana (CABL)
among statewide organizations, CABL promotes ideas
for the betterment of Louisiana that cut across
political, social and ideological boundaries.
CABL's greatest asset has always been its members.
The organization draws from a rich resource of
citizen leaders who bring a wealth of experience,
expertise and fresh ideas to the discussion of
important public policies.
Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and
Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is a special
staff unit of the Legislature created by state
law under the oversight of the Joint Legislative
Auditing Committee. OPPAGA examines agencies and
programs to improve services and cut costs when
directed by state law, the presiding officers,
or the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee.
Development Foundation (MDF)
Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is the oldest
and one of the most successful statewide public-private
partnerships in the nation. MDF was created
by the Governor and Legislature in 1978 as a
private, non-profit corporation with a broad
mandate to promote Maine's economy. MDF is financed
primarily with private resources and drives
sustainable, long-term economic growth for Maine.
MDF stimulates new ideas, develops leaders,
and provides common ground for solving problems
and advancing issues.
Portland Multnomah Progress Board identifies,
monitors, and reports on indicators (named Benchmarks)
for important community-wide goals. The Board
identifies major trends in the community and acts
as a catalyst for government, business, and community
groups to improve the performance of the benchmarks.
A series of reports on major population trends
in the Portland Metro area.
CA: Redefining Progress
Progress (RP) works with a broad array of
partners to shift the economy and public
policy towards sustainability. RP collaborates
with partners because sustainability requires
the broad engagement of individuals, organizations,
and institutions. Redefining Progress works
with partners to change technology, influence
the choices individuals make, and resolve
pressing social and environmental issues.
RP also adds to our partners’ efforts
by pursuing systemic change in underlying
economic, political, and social mechanisms.
Board - British Columbia
Progress Board: Working to Move British
Columbia Forward - In July 2001, the Premier
formed the BC Progress Board, an independent Panel
of fifteen eminent British Columbians from a variety
of backgrounds from around the province. The Board
is tasked with benchmarking BC over time and relative
to other jurisdictions, and with providing strategic
advice to the Premier on measures to improve provincial
economic performance and the well-being of British