Effective Government Starts With Political Will

Feb 16, 2023 | Honolulu Civil Beat

By Christine Sakuda

The subject of government efficiency is a sensitive, volatile issue. And always seems to strike a raw nerve in people.

Blaze Lovell’s recent article, “Is Hawaii Government Effective? It’s Hard To Tell,” captured the full array of responses and emotions whenever there is a discussion on performance metrics, data, and accountability.

Having been deeply involved with government modernization efforts for the past several years, I found myself empathizing with everyone quoted in the article.

I could see why lawmakers place a priority on reports to assess how state government agencies are performing. They want to see the good, bad, and ugly to see areas we need to shore up, perhaps where additional funding should be allocated to be more responsive to the needs of Hawaii residents.


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