National Academy of Public Administration Launches “Grand Challenges in Public Administration” Year-Long Initiative Seeks to Identify Challenges & Facilitate Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration today launched its new “Grand Challenges in Public Administration” initiative, a year-long effort to identify the top challenges facing government over the next decade and facilitate efforts by the public administration community to find new solutions.

“Today’s government too often finds itself in reactive mode, struggling to adapt to the rapidly-evolving environment of the 21st century,” said Teresa Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy. “However, with great challenges come great opportunities.

The Grand Challenges in Public Administration initiative is designed to identify what is challenging our government and also how our government can address those challenges. Then we can begin a process that motivates concrete action across the public administration community aimed at solving these problems. Grand Challenges is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop and drive an agenda for our government over the next decade, so we encourage everyone to have a voice.”

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