Director of the Public Management Program
It is great to have the opportunity to work to help improve the capacity of the public and private sectors’ ability to improve their effectiveness and efficiency, especially in ways that improve the quality of life of their citizens.
Harry Hatry is a distinguished fellow in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he has been a leader in developing performance management/measurement and evaluation procedures for public agencies since the 1970s. He has worked with a wide range of local, state, and federal agencies—internationally and nationally—to develop outcome measurement procedures for such services as public safety, health, transportation, education, parks and recreation, social services, environmental protection, and economic development.
Hatry is a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, was a member of the US Office of Management and Budget’s 2002–03 Performance Measurement Advisory Council, and served for several years on the US Department of Education's external Evaluation Review (Advisory) Panel. He received the American Society for Public Administration’s “Outstanding Contributor to the Literature of Management Science and Policy Science” award in 1984; the Elmer B. Staats award for excellence in program evaluation in 1985; a National Public Service Award in 1993; and the “Evaluator of the Year” award from the Washington (D.C.) Evaluators Association in 1996.
In 1999, the Center for Accountability and Performance of the American Society of Public Administration established the Harry Hatry Award for Distinguished Practice in Performance Measurement. In 2014, his coauthored article, “The Case for Performance Monitoring,” was named one of the 75 most influential articles to have appeared in Public Administration Review since 1940.
Hatry has a BS in engineering from Yale University and an MS in business from Columbia University.
Research Report Nonprofits and PhilanthropyDecember 16, 2020
Research Report Health and Health PolicyMarch 16, 2018
Research Report Pay for SuccessFebruary 1, 2017
Fact Sheet Housing and Housing FinanceSarah Gillespie, Mary K. Cunningham, Brandi Gilbert, Shiva Kooragayala, Lily Posey, Josh Leopold, Harry P. HatryDecember 13, 2016
Research Report Housing and Housing FinanceHow Would Terminating USICH Affect Efforts to End Homelessness? Findings from Interviews with Federal Agencies, National Advocacy Organizations, and State and Local StakeholdersSarah Gillespie, Mary K. Cunningham, Brandi Gilbert, Shiva Kooragayala, Lily Posey, Josh Leopold, Harry P. HatryOctober 2, 2016
Research Report Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetDecember 29, 2015
Research Report Taxes and BudgetJuly 29, 2014
Research Report Crime and JusticeJanuary 6, 2013
Research Report Nonprofits and PhilanthropySeptember 28, 2011