The Alliance is the center of a national network and clearinghouse for state, local, and federal innovators; nonprofit and corporate leaders; and scholars who advocate performance-based, results-driven governance.
A private, independent, nonprofit research organization which seeks to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization devoted to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State. CBC was founded in 1932, to analyze the City's finances, evaluate the management of City government, and recommend improvements to municipal officials. In 1984 CBC expanded this analysis to the fiscal affairs of State government.
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Members of Congress better serve the nation, and helping the public to better understand public policy debates and the operations of the national legislature. Through the sponsorship of educational conferences and seminars, values-based research and this Internet site, the Institute seeks to further discourse on issues of public importance.
A nonprofit public policy research organization serving the nation's federal and state elected officials, journalists, Heartland Members, and other opinion leaders. Founded in 1984, Heartland was the first think tank in the nation to focus on free-market solutions to state and local public policy problems.
A nonprofit research, educational, and advocacy organization that focuses on budget issues, regulatory policy, nonprofit advocacy, access to government information, and activities at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization. Its two-fold mission is: help leaders better understand the public's point of view on major policy issues, and help citizens better understand critical policy issues so they can make their own more informed and thoughtful decisions. The site analyzes some two dozen public policy issues.
A nonprofit institution that helps improve public policy through research and analysis. The RAND Home Page provides online access to RAND Abstracts and to the full text of selected reports, issue papers, research briefs and other RAND Publications, as well as a link to the full text of the RAND Research Review, which reports on public policy issues studied in RAND's research programs.
The Government Accountability Office offers reports and testimony on audits, surveys and investigations into a variety of federal programs, laws and services. The office will often include recommendations for further action.
ASPA, established in 1939, is the largest and most prominent professional association in the field of public administration. The ASPA web site offers information about the association and its activities, full text of one of its publications, PA Times, and indexing to the other, the Public Administration Review.
APPAM encourages excellence in research, teaching, and practice in the field of public policy analysis and management. The field of interest encompasses decision making and policy making theory, quantitative and other methods for analyzing public policies and their implementation, the theory and practice of public management, as well as the application of policy analysis theory and methods to substantive public policy problems.
COMPA is a section within ASPA. Its web site provides information about the section's activities, table of contents for its publication, the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and links to other related sites.
Founded in 1914, ICMA is the professional and educational association for administrators serving cities, counties, other local governments, and regional entities around the world. ICMA's mission is to strengthen the quality of local government through professional management.