Who Are We?
The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) established the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP/the Center) in September 2021 in recognition that no significant public problem fits entirely within one government agency or even one level of government. The CIP is working to identify intergovernmental gaps and serve as a forum for dialogue and problem-solving on those issues, including fiscal and grants management, program design, regulatory compliance, and related matters across local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal levels of government. It will also be a resource for the Executive Branch and Congress by assessing program design and implementation. Over time, the Academy envisions that the CIP will become the nation's hub for problem-solving around the government's biggest challenges. It will bring leaders from every level of government and relevant sectors together to design solutions that create new governance models for the 21st century.
The Center’s current research project focuses on assessing the intergovernmental system’s current dysfunctions, developing a new model for those systems, and creating a high-level agenda to apply changes in various policy contexts.