Local Government Innovation & Redesign

To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has partnered with state associations to create the Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide and host a yearly Local Government Innovations Awards ceremony.

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Jerry Zhao


A native of China, Zhirong "Jerry" Zhao is an assistant professor at the Humphrey Institute where he focuses on local and nonprofit financial issues, in particular how local government and nonprofit agencies manage to generate sufficient revenue under ever-increasing constraints; how the financial structure of public or nonprofit organizations affect the pattern and effectiveness of public service delivery; and how public and nonprofit organizations interact--vertically or horizontally--in budgetary and service decision making. In his earlier career as an urban planner, Jerry consulted for many local governments across China.

Jerry’s favorite place to pubTalk – debate current issues and public affairs – is his blog: Fiscal Issues & Geeky Stuff. It is fun to post, but it is a lot more fun to see a comment and then to comment on a comment.

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