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The Largest Child Protection Agency in the Country—What Can They do to Better Serve the Children?

The Largest Child Protection Agency in the Country—What Can They do to Better Serve the Children?

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is not meeting its goal of supporting children and families in crisis. To implement changes in DCFS and better serve…

An Argument for Greater Population Density—Even After the Pandemic

An Argument for Greater Population Density—Even After the Pandemic

There have been arguments that we should now be aiming for less urban density to thwart the spread of deadly viruses like COVID-19. But in the case of greater urban…

Principal Agent Theory Means Fiscal and Budgetary Transparency: Egypt

Principal Agent Theory Means Fiscal and Budgetary Transparency: Egypt

As an agent, the Egyptian government is obliged by its citizens to be more transparent about its sources and uses of funds, whether on-budget or off-budget. …

A Giving of Thanks

A Giving of Thanks

You probably want to give thanks on Thanksgiving—we all do. Who are you giving thanks to? For what are you giving thanks? Here are my thanks this year.…

Explain It or Change It: The Lack of Women in Leadership

Explain It or Change It: The Lack of Women in Leadership

Since there really is no defensible explanation for the massive underrepresentation of women in leadership, it must change. Yet for truly effective change, we need to learn from the stories…

The Lurking Crisis: Foreclosures and Evictions in a Post-COVID America

The Lurking Crisis: Foreclosures and Evictions in a Post-COVID America

With the economic fallout disproportionately hitting more vulnerable families and populations, the pandemic is exasperating long-standing inequalities in the housing market.…

State Government Rainy Day Funds and the COVID-19 Crisis: A Preliminary Assessment

State Government Rainy Day Funds and the COVID-19 Crisis: A Preliminary Assessment

Today’s article will look at how state are generally meeting the budgetary challenges presented by COVID-19, how successful they have been thus far and what more needs to be done…

An Ethical Path to Equity

An Ethical Path to Equity

What will it take to make systemic racism a deal breaker in our field?…

Building the Adaptive Learning Organization for Government

Building the Adaptive Learning Organization for Government

As governments become more connected, agile and dynamic, government training departments are compelled to change. What are the best practices for the new government training departments? One model is the…

Our Fragile Representative Democracy and its Repair

Our Fragile Representative Democracy and its Repair

There are urgent fixes to make to our voting system more representative and less volatile for the future.…

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