Government Accountability & Regulation Programs
The resources available to governments have been stretched in recent years due to rising cost of services and demographic trends. This pressure will not lessen in the future; An aging population will increase the ratio of those people receiving government benefits to those paying taxes. This situation will force officials into making and implementing policies to address the problem in a number of ways. Governments need to restructure their operations to maximize efficiency and increase the quality of government services. When procuring goods and services they need to assure they are getting the best deal for the taxpayer’s money. Finally, they need to make sure any new ventures are not going to risk the fiscal health of their communities.
The Beacon Hill Institute Government Accountability & Regulation Programs (GARP) informs policy makers in selecting the best choices in restructuring government, implementing fair and competitive procurement policies, understanding the policy impacts of regulation, and assessing the risks and benefits of new projects. BHI’s GARP programs result in quantifiable saving for government agencies and ultimately American taxpayers.
The Beacon Hill Institute is currently providing research and advice on a broad spectrum of GARP programs. Through these programs BHI seeks to:
- Increase government efficiency,
- Increase competition for public construction process,
- Identify the economic cost of government regulation,
- Help citizens and governments make informed choices, and
- Understand the economic impact of infrastructure development.
Microsoft Antitrust (April 2002)
Health and Human Services
Police Details: Protection or Perk? (November 2004)
DNC and RNC Convention Economic Impact:Convention (Summer 2004)
Increasing the Operating Efficiency of New Hampshire State Government (December 2003)
Project Labor Agreements & Prevailing Wage
Washington Nationals Stadium PLA (September 2006)
Broadband Cable – Concord (March 2004)
Broadband Cable – Norwood (October 2001)