Public policy organizations

Here you will find institutions related to public policy.

NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

www.nga.org

Through NGA, governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. Our research arm, NGA Solutions, helps in developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges. Our advocacy team ensures that states are a strong voice in Washington, D.C. We also provide total consultative services, including management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors, their senior executive staff and trusted advisors.

NGA CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

www.nga.org/bestpractices/

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors.

WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (WICHE)

http://www.wiche.edu/

WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life.

KNOCKING AT THE COLLEGE DOOR

http://knocking.wiche.edu/

For 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced Knocking at the College Door, projections of high school graduates. Widely used by policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, K-12 educators, researchers, and the media, this 9th edition of Knocking projects by state and race/ethnicity through the class of 2032.

WCET

http://wcet.wiche.edu/

WCET is a national, member-driven, non-profit which brings together colleges and universities, higher education organizations and companies to collectively improve the quality and reach of e-learning programs.

GEORGIA PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

http://www.gpee.org

The organization is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit working tirelessly to be Georgia’s foremost change agent in K-12 public education. The Georgia Partnership often takes lead roles in efforts to shape policy and reform education but gladly partners with other groups or organizations taking lead roles in a variety of efforts.

COALITION OF COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLS (C3S)

http://www.c3s.nyc/

The Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S) is a group of public charter schools and organizations in New York City that envision a positive and collaborative role for charter schooling as part of our public education system.

EDUCATION EVOLVING

http://www.educationevolving.org/

We work to turn public education into a self-improving system, where policy enables innovation, teachers lead the learning, and schools break from traditional givens.

U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE

https://www.usip.org/

USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

https://www.usip.org/education-training

PUBLIC EDUCATION

https://www.usip.org/public-education

Grounded in USIP’s original mandate from Congress, Public Education at USIP serves the American people, providing resources and initiatives for K-12 students and educators, as well as others interested in learning about and working for peace.

THE USIP ACADEMY

https://www.usip.org/academy

The USIP Academy provides a wide range of courses for international affairs practitioners at USIP headquarters, online, and overseas, helping global peacebuilders transform violent conflicts in their communities.

PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (PIIE)

https://www.piie.com/

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy through expert analysis and practical policy solutions.

CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT

https://carnegieendowment.org/

In an increasingly crowded, chaotic, and contested world and marketplace of ideas, the Carnegie Endowment offers decisionmakers global, independent, and strategic insight and innovative ideas that advance international peace. We are 120 thinkers and doers from diverse disciplines and perspectives spread across more than twenty countries and six global centers working together as one network to advance international peace.

CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH (CEPR)

http://cepr.org/

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Drawing together the expertise of its Research Fellows and Affiliates, CEPR initiates, funds and coordinates research activities and communicates the results quickly and effectively to decision makers around the world. The Centre is an independent, non-profit organization and takes no institutional policy positions.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

http://civilrights.org/

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE EDUCATION FUND

http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org/

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for laws and policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of every person in the United States. In so doing, we also seek to promote an appreciation for the rich diversity of the country, and attitudes that are accepting of our differences and similarities. We were founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (then called the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights), the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations.

NEW EDUCATION MAJORITY

http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org/new-education-majority/

The “New Education Majority” national poll was commissioned to explore how Black and Latino parents and families view the American education system’s success in educating their children. It is meant to start a conversation about education policy changes that are truly reflective of what Black and Latino parents and families want, rather than to find out what Black and Latino parents think about the policies that currently dominate education policy debates.

CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY (CLASP)

https://www.clasp.org

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people.

For nearly 50 years, our deeply knowledgeable staff has lifted up the voices of low-income children, families, and individuals; equipped advocates and organizers with policy ideas that work; built coalitions and partnerships to advance a bold vision; and helped public officials put good ideas into practice.

THIRD WAY

http://www.thirdway.org

We are a public policy and advocacy organization. Our mission is to create and promote transformational centrist ideas.

We aim to influence major policy and political debates, and we do that by running advocacy campaigns that combine deeply researched policy with incisive political analysis. We design our work to be persuasive to elected officials, candidates, the media and other influencers.

JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE

http://www.justicepolicy.org

Justice Policy Institute is a national nonprofit organization that changes the conversation around justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities. Our research and analyses identify effective programs and policies and we disseminate our findings to the media, policymakers and advocates, and provide training and technical assistance supports to people working for justice reform.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHINA

https://www.allroadsleadtochina.com/

Focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

OPEN SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

http://www.openshkola.org/open-school-of-sustainable-development/

The Open School of Sustainable Development is an initiative to promote the ideas of sustainable development by providing information to the Russian-speaking population through online education.

The aim of the project is to spread ideas of sustainable development as a concept for the further development of society in Russia and the world community as a whole. We think it is necessary to deliver information to everyone who wants to know more and be a responsible inhabitant of the planet Earth or simply a Global citizen.

Open School of Sustainable Development functions as youth volunteer-based organization.

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