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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.

 

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Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty: Exploring the Governor’s Role

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.


Education


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Early Education Takes Center Stage At Governors’ Opening Session

Governors kicked off their 2017 NGA Winter Meeting with a session on early childhood education and its importance in building a strong foundation for economic success in the next generation of American leaders.


Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

A new paper from the National Governors Association reviews the changes underway in the electricity industry and their implications for state policy and utility business models.


Health


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Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

States need to leverage housing interventions that improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Through this step-by-step guide, governors can create greater access to housing solutions for high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees.


States Plan Data-Driven Criminal Justice Reform

Three states have been selected to participate in the first phase of the National Criminal Justice Reform Project, a joint project with the National Criminal Justice Association.