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.
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.
Building upon successful Smart Cities efforts in the U.S. and abroad, the NGA Center is seeking to launch a new effort to help states identify how they can use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance economic development, sustainability, resilience and quality of life across urban, suburban and rural communities—all while improving the operational efficiency of state government.
To assist states in navigating the changing health care landscape, the National Governors Association has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network, which will include 14 states, with an even split of Democratic and Republican governors.
Using Data and Evaluation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring: Building Successful Policies to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse
A new brief from the National Governors Association and the Urban Institute outlines a five-step process decision makers should apply to incorporate data and evaluation into the formation and implementation of policy: create a logic model, identify data sources, collect data, analyze data to identify and solve implementation challenges, and continue to incorporate data analysis as an ongoing part of the policy process.