These are not our organization’s Grand Challenges—they are Grand Challenges for our entire field. The Academy will work with stakeholders at all levels of government, in universities, and in the private and nonprofit sectors so that, collectively, the nation can make the needed progress. The Academy’s role is to inspire action, enhance understanding, connect stakeholders, and drive change.
What Are the Next Steps?
Public administration is a fascinating endeavor and field of study precisely because it is so interdisciplinary and so diverse. As both an intellectual and a practical enterprise, the field includes:
This is a broad field and a deep bench for the nation to draw upon to address its Grand Challenges in Public Administration. We believe that everyone has a role to play moving forward. As an immediate next step, the Academy will begin convening stakeholders across the public administration community to develop action plans for each Grand Challenge. We hope that you will join us. Together, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.