Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation's most critical and complex challenges.
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Purpose: feasibility studies
As requested by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration (National Academy) evaluated alternative approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of the local public housing agencies and private providers who implement HUD programs.Read more
Despite significant improvements in recent years, the Federal Government has failed to achieve a clean audit of its consolidated financial statements for 12 years running. One major obstacle has been its inability to adequately account for business transactions between its own departments and agencies—transactions that amounted to over $63 billion in 2007 alone. With generous support from MasterCard International, Kelly, Anderson and Associates, and Grant Thornton, the National Academy of Public Administration hosted a forum in April 2008 of seasoned public and private sector leaders to discuss efforts underway to identify and apply both public and private sector solutions to this continuing problem.Read more
Overview This project arose from a request by the Chair of the House Subcommittee on government Management, Finance and Accountability, who asked the National Academy to examine ways to strengthen the financial management of the federal government in the 21st century. The Chair sought wide-ranging analysis focused on 10 key issues: 1. The possible need to consolidate and streamline financial management...Read more
Overview This paper explains why, after consuming billions in foreign aid over three decades, and hundreds of millions specifically for governance and democratization programs, not to mention billions for other programs, Haiti remains politically dysfunctional and impoverished. Researchers assembled mountains of documents covering every aspect of foreign aid to Haiti, as well as lessons learned and...Read more
Overview The National Planning Department (NPD), Office of the President, Republic of Colombia, contacted the Academy seeking technical assistance in crafting a national accountability strategy for Colombia under President álvaro Uribe. The Academy worked with NPD on the strategy being tested in Colombia as 2005. This paper is a review of the issues prepared for NPD. The first of the paper’s...Read more
Overview Increasingly, government leaders recognize that solving the complex problems facing America today will require more than simply keeping citizens informed. Meeting challenges like rising health care costs, climate change and energy independence requires increased level of collaboration. Traditionally, government agencies have operated in silos—separated not only from citizens, but from...Read more
Overview The U.S. health care system faces well-known challenges: 46 million people without health insurance coverage in 2007, rapidly rising costs that now consume over 16 percent of the nation’s economic output, and uneven and inequitable quality of care. The National Academy of Public Administration and the National Academy of Social Insurance partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...Read more
This report objectively evaluated the need for the lifetime salary annuity for the Comptroller General of the United States. Congress asked the National Academy to review the annuity to determine whether it is “necessary to preserve” the Comptroller General’s independence. The report was offered to Congress as it considers amending the lifetime annuity for this key position.Read more
Overview The Judiciary exerts the greatest influence on congressional budgeting decisions by presenting its case for annual appropriations and detailing the methods it uses to manage its financial resources. Funding the Judiciary at adequate levels presents a challenge to appropriators, given a capped congressional budget process designed to ensure that the entire federal government’s missions...Read more
Overview Top officials of five federal environmental and natural resource agencies asked the National Academy to assist an interagency team in examining institutional changes needed to facilitate selection and regular production of a national set of environmental indicators that are reliable, relevant and trusted. The Academy Panel provided guidance and advice to the federal team charged with designing...Read more
The U.S. Congress asked an expert panel of the National Academy of Public Administration to assist NOAA with a study and analysis of organizational options for a Climate Service within NOAA.Read more