The Africa Working Group (AWG) is a sub-committee of the International Affairs Standing Panel at the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, DC. Established in 2001, the AWG’s mission is to enhance public administration and governance in Africa.
The Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management (EOM) is the Academy’s oldest and longest-serving standing panel. The Panel focuses on improving the structure, capacity, management, and performance of public institutions.
The Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems discusses, researches, analyzes, and takes action to improve the intergovernmental delivery of benefits and services. It also considers challenges and issues related to the U.S. federal system and intergovernmental relations.
The Standing Panel on International Affairs considers a broad range of issues, such as: assisting in the development of democratic institutions in transitional democracies throughout the world; addressing public management challenges in developing countries; examining the management of the U.S. government's international activities; and promoting information sharing on promising practices in public management.
The Standing Panel on Public Service focuses on strengthening policies, systems, and practices for enhancing workforce success in achieving public agency goals.
The Technology Leadership Panel examines the latest trends in technology leadership, management, and governance for all levels of government. The group’s mission is to assess technology initiatives designed to improve government performance.
The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a variety of public contexts, including, but not limited to: education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation.
The Academy has six Standing Panels and one Working Group chaired by Fellows of the Academy.
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