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Who We Are

The Public Performance and Management Group (PPM) is a part of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and an outreach unit of its Public Management and Policy Department.


Our mission is to energize the pursuit of performance in public organizations. We seek to do this by raising the level of dialog about performance improvement and by working directly with public organizations to improve performance and outcomes.

Think Global, Act Local

Our primary focus is on organizations producing local impacts.

Core Services

Applied research studies to evaluate your unique organizational needs and progress over time
In-depth policy analysis and program evaluation
Expert planning and performance improvement assistance – short or long term
Practical consultation on effective public sector best practices
Performance-optimizing training and organizational redesign
Developing, implementing, and analyzing surveys
Building and maintaining a community of public managers committed to improving performance of public organizations
When you hire PPM, you’ll get end-to-end project management including instrument design, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Idea Leaders

We provide expert technical assistance throughout the research process to help you link research results to real performance improvement in your organization. Through a consultative approach and the diverse skills and expertise of our faculty and associates, you receive customized products and services that meet your unique needs.

Our People

Each PPM staff member has many years of experience in public management. Plus, we leverage the resources and expertise of one of the top research universities in the Southeast.

Our Customers

Since 1993, PPM has conducted hundreds of studies, surveys, and focus group projects that target citizens, government service vendors, and public sector leaders of all kinds. Our customers:

  • Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs
  • Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
  • Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • DECAL, Department of Early Childhood Learning
  • SRTA, State Road and Tollway Authority
  • GRTA, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority

…and many other state government agencies, state and local advisory councils, nonprofit organizations, county governments