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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.


Washington State Retreat on Public Private Partnerships

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a state retreat in collaboration with the Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office to explore opportunities for the use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for water infrastructure. At the meeting, participants discussed potential projects and strategies for advancing PPPs.


Health


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Housing as Health Care Learning Lab

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a meeting for a subset of the Complex Care Policy Academy states who are interested in using permanent supportive housing to address their high need, high cost homeless Medicaid beneficiaries.


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.