The Urban Institute's RANN project, Effectiveness Measurement Methods, is designed to help satisfy the need for substantive information on the effects of government services on citizens and the community. The lack of this information has limited the ability of local officials to evaluate services, allocate resources, and formulate policy. The objectives of the study were to develop the tools and an implementation system that would afford local officials significantly improved information on their services; specifically, the measures were intended to help identify current problem areas, indicate progressive or retrogressive trends, indicate inequities in service delivery, provide a data base and methods for its use in productivity-incentive plans, and provide a data base for use in comparison research between cities. Cities throughout the nation are adopting the techniques derived in this project. The techniques are readily modifiable for almost any local government.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also included in complete report and summary, PB-247 243. PC$13.00, MF$2.25. Prepared in cooperation with Urban Inst., Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Triangle Institute

    P.O. Box 12194
    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States  27709

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
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    Urban Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Harry, H P
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/G-75-038
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C927
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM