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Advancing Excellence and Innovation in Governance

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Through over thirty programs, projects, and initiatives, we are dedicated to solving the world’s most intractable public problems 


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American Indian Economic Development

Explores the conditions under which sustained, self-determined development is achieved among American Indian nations.

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Democratic Governance

Explores the relationships between democratic governance and the persistence of urgent social problems in countries around the globe.

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Innovations in Government

Recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by governments and citizens.

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Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project

Addresses intellectual and practical questions as they relate to antiracism policy, practice, and institutional change.

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Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia 

Promotes research and training on Asia to disseminate best practices and improve public policy.

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All Programs, Projects and Initiatives

From speaker series to research and field work, explore everything the Center has to offer from A to Z. 

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November 3, 2021  

Research Examines ARPA Distributions to Tribal Nations, Finds Funding to be “Grossly Inequitable”

Researchers find that funding provided to tribal governments as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was “grossly inequitable and contrary to the policy objectives of Congress, the Biden Administration, and the Treasury Department itself.”

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