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NGA Center for Best Practices

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors.

 

Center Divisions

Top Trends in State Economic Development

NGA’s new paper Revisiting Top Trends in State Economic Development takes a look at the policies and programs states can implement to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.


Education


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Expanding Student Success: A Primer on Competency-Based Education from Kindergarten through Higher Education

The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living.


Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors

NGA’s new report Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors takes a look at the important role governors play in overseeing the nuclear cleanup effort by ensuring the DOE, their partner in the effort, adopts responsible disposal decisions that are coordinated with states.


Health


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Zika in the States: What You Need to Know

A new webpage from NGA brings you up-to-date information on how states are preparing for the spread of the Zika virus, including important information for pregnant women.


States Bolster Cybersecurity Practices To Thwart Crime

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states will participate in a policy academy on developing and implementing comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.