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The university co-sponsors for the Conference are well-known in their respective countries for performance based approaches to public service education, research and outreach.

  1. The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University is a dynamic, fast-growing public affairs institution with a national reputation. With an outstanding faculty, 13 degree programs including a Ph.D., three academic divisions and six institutes and centers, the Hatfield School is an intellectually rich institution that carefully nurtures its students and provides high quality service to its practitioner clients. Located in an the heart of one of America’s most progressive and sustainable large cities, the Hatfield School offers students the latest in technological capabilities and exposure to a wide variety of courses spanning political science, public administration, and criminal justice.
  2. The School of Management of Lanzhou University has taken the lead in China to introduce a performance-based approach in educating the next generation of public service officials. Due to its pioneering work, both the central government and local governments in China are starting to recognize the importance of independent third-party government performance evaluation. The school aims to reinforce and strengthen the governmental capacity by taking the initiative of government performance management.
  3. The Okuma School of Public Management at Waseda University, one of Japan’s most prestigious universities, is widely recognized for its dedication to use education and research to promote the essence of public management through the lens of the balance between equity and efficiency. The school focuses on the resolution of the shared problems in society as well as in specific fields through specialization and cooperation among public, private and civic sectors.
    The Public Service Research Institute of the university is taking the lead in bringing a performance oriented approach to the education and training of public service officials. In keeping with the spirit of Okuma Shigenobu, who modernized and reorganized Japan's fiscal system, the Public Service Research Institute is working with public officials to modernize Japan's budgeting and auditing systems.
  4. The Ho Chi Minh National Academy for Politics and Public Administration is Vietnam’s officially designated institution of training, education, and research in the field of public administration. Headquartered in Hanoi, and with multiple campuses throughout the country, it provides postgraduate education and in-service training for public officials across all government levels and sectors.
  5. The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University is an educational leader focused on preparing managers and professionals for the government and nonprofit sectors. SPAA is recognized for its knowledge and competence in public service and administration, with particular attention to the fields of performance measurement, management, and improvement.
    The University's Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network (PPMRN) is a program devoted to providing resources, training and networking opportunities to academics and practitioners in the performance measurement and reporting field. The PPMRN includes a website-based resource database of over 9,000 resources, an online certificate, an annual conference, educational webinar series, a monthly newsletter, and a network of thousands of performance measurement and reporting stakeholders.


The Oregon Public Performance Measurement Association (OPPMA) provides performance measurement and management support to practitioners working in the public sector throughout Oregon and the Northwest region. OPPMA delivers a wide range of programs and events that facilitate a common understanding of performance measurement best practices, improve performance management skills, foster open discussion of credible performance information with interested citizens, and provide collaborative venues for performance management practitioners.