a. Most of the benefits from a restructured governance model will come by smartly implementing the new structure to develop informed strategies that faithfully deploy evidence-based practices. While most of the initial thinking will go into what the new structure will look like, even more attention needs to be put into implementation. b. An effective implementation strategy will sequence shifts in responsibility and authority with the capacity of local governments to take on a new or expanded role. c. State and local agencies need to anticipate inevitable, unanticipated problems, and develop a mechanism for identifying and addressing common challenges. d. The Administration and the Legislature – as policymakers – could develop their own mechanism for jointly monitoring progress and changing statutes or regulations that impede progress.

Restructuring: A Conceptual Framework


March 8, 2011