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Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP)

The Academy's Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (CIP) is responsible for analysis, dialogue, and problem-solving, facilitating collaboration between the federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local levels of government. The Center also acts as a resource for the Executive Branch and Congress by providing pointed program assessment, design, and implementation, strengthening collaboration and cooperation among leaders at all levels of government.

The Center will be the nation's hub for best management practices (BMPs) and solutions to our society's biggest intergovernmental challenges. It will utilize Academy staff, Academy Fellows, and other partners to develop structures and processes for implementing effective policies for resilient, sustainable future governance.


Executive Board Members Henry Cisneros and Sarah Rosen Wartell's intergovernmental perspective on Who Will Build the Nation's Infrastructure

Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships Memo

Terry Gerton Op-Ed: Building a Collaborative Intergovernmental System

Press Release

Post Date: September 07, 2021
The National Academy of Public Administration Announces The Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships: New Initiative Will Facilitate Collaboration Across All Levels of Government


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Previous and Upcoming Events

Learn more about events hosted by the CIP and its partners. Click here to view all Academy events.

CIP Convening: Child Tax Credit
On Friday, December 10th, 2021, the Center, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the National...
Launch Event: Infrastructure Workforce Strategies Discussion
On February 24th, 2022, the Center hosted a panel of workforce experts who discussed strategies for workforce development and how...

Media Mentions

Follow the links below to view the latest media coverage and other posts related to the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships

Rethinking Revenue report evaluates sustainability, fairness of revenue sources (02/04/22)
Read this article for updates related to the collaborative research effort, Rethinking Revenue, led by the Government Finance Officers Association...
Collaborative Revenue Initiative to Reconsider the Way Governments Fund Services (12/14/21)
A look into the Rethinking Revenue Initiative, a collaborative effort that the Center is supporting.... (12/9/21)
The Child Tax Credit Is an Effective But Under-Utilized Tool to Lift Families Out of Poverty...
MeriTalk Article (9/7/21)
NAPA Established CIP to Facilitate Government Collaboration by Lisbeth Perez...
Federal News Network Interview (9/9/21)
A New Forum Wants to Strengthen the Ties Among Federal, State and Local Governments...
Executive Gov (9/8/21)
National Academy of Public Administration Creates Center to Foster Intergovernmental Collaboration; Matthew Chase Quoted...

The dual sovereignty of the United States of America is a complex system with tremendous potential, and provides a convening place for policy makers and interested parties to find information and generate understanding around intergovernmental relationships.

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Standing Panel

The Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems considers challenges and issues related to the U.S. federal system and intergovernmental relations.

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Management Matters Podcast

Check out the Management Matters Podcast, which focuses on various issues from the Academy's 12 Grand Challenges, Aigle Government Center, and the CIP.

CIP Executive Board