Harry P. Hatry

Harry P. Hatry is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Public Management Program for the Urban Institute. He has worked on public sector issues in performance measurement, performance management, and employee/contractor motivation and incentives for many years. He has been a participant in many of the efforts to bring a results focus into local, state, and federal governments and into the nonprofit organization sector. He has contributed to such national efforts as International City/County Management Assoc0iation’s comparative performance measurement effort; Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s Service Efforts and Accomplishments efforts; United Way of America’s work to bring outcome measurement into the nonprofit sector; and work with National Conference of State Legislatures and National League of Cities to encourage elected officials to seek and use outcome information in their work (“Legislating-for-Results”).

He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and was a member of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Performance Measurement Advisory Committee and the U.S. Department of Education’s Evaluation Review Panel. He received the 1985 Elmer B. Staats Award for Excellence in Program Evaluation and the 1984 American Society for Public Administration Award as the “Outstanding Contributor to the Literature of Management Science and Policy Science.” In 1993 he was a recipient of a National Public Service Award, presented jointly by the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration. In 1996, he received the “Evaluator of the Year” award from the Washington Evaluators Association. In 1999 the Center for Accountability and Performance of the American Society of Public Administration presented him with a lifetime achievement award for his work in performance measurement and established the “Harry Hatry Award for Distinguished Practice in Performance Measurement.”

  • Job Title:Distinguished Fellow and Director
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