Rockefeller Institute of Government
The Rockefeller Institute of Government has long tracked and analyzed state fiscal conditions, tax policies, fiscal capabilities and spending trends. In nationwide field research studies, we have examined whether and how states have implemented major initiatives — and the institutional strengths and weaknesses revealed by such efforts. We have studied reforms to improve states’ executive leadership and to recruit and maintain a skilled state and local workforce. We have examined state capacity to contract with private agencies for public functions while holding these agencies accountable, and we have investigated the institutional capabilities demanded of states as they attempt to reform health care, integrate the delivery of human services and recover from natural disasters.