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Syracuse University Libraries

Public Administration

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for public administration

Public Administration Websites


AidData (Partnership between Development Gateway, William & Mary University & Brigham Young University)
Database for global development finance & foreign aid data and analysis, containing development projects financed by 87 donors, with coverage dating back to 1945. Supplements and descriptively expands upon information available via OECD's Creditor Reporting System

Bipartisan Policy Center
Founded by a group of former Senator Majority Leaders, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a nonprofit think tank that promotes itself as an advocate for the types of solutions and policy recommendations that can come from bipartisan collaboration.  The projects and research in which the BPC is actively involved focus on addressing many of the major public policy issues of today, incorporating the opinions and contributions of key figures from both ends of the Democratic and Republican spectrum.


Case Studies in Public Policy & Management (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)- Access Fees Apply
The Kennedy School's Case Program is a substantial repository of studies on government, the nonprofit sector and the public policy process. Individual cases can be downloaded by students, researchers, etc. for a small fee. Faculty should also visit Harvard's Educator Access subpage for further information tied to use of case studies for instructional purposes.


Chief Financial Officer's Council
Organization of the CFOs and Deputy CFOs of the largest Federal agencies, senior officials of the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury who work collaboratively to improve financial management in the U.S. Government.


EMMA ("Electronic Municipal Market Access") Comprehensive archive of various official statements for U.S. municipal bond offerings (with prospectus holdings that date back to 1990 and recent trade price data for specific bonds). EMMA data was formerly delivered via the offline CD product, MuniIRIS, and is provided by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the official regulatory agency for U.S. government bonds.


FedNews Online
Produced by FPMI Communications, provider of human resources consulting services to federal agencies. Offers training and publications helpful for federal managers.


The Foundation Center
The nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy, it's mission is to promote public understanding of the field and help grant-seekers succeed. Links to educational resources on the grant-seeking process, foundation directories and the online database, Literature of the Nonprofit Sector.

Government Innovators Network (John F. Kennedy School of Government-Harvard University)
Identifies and promotes excellence and creativity in the public sector. Via an annual awards competition, along with grant funding, highlights exemplary models of government performance.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Mission of the GASB is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.

A project of Action Without Borders. Links to 16,000 non-profit sites and other resources.

Maxwell School-Centers and Institutes Web
portal to the various research institutes sponsored by Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs and their publications. Includes the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, Center for Environmental Policy & Administration, Aging Institute, Program on Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts, Center for Technology and Information Policy, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the Center for Policy Research


State and Local Government on the Net
Privately produced page by "Piper Resources," a frequently updated directory of government sponsored and controlled resources on the Internet.