The Center for Effective Government (CEG) was founded in 2019 with an ambitious but vital mission: to strengthen democratic institutions and improve the capacity of government to solve public problems.

The challenge

Today’s governing institutions impede and distort promising efforts to address policy challenges that stand before us. Our government regularly fails to take action, and when it does, it produces policies that are incoherent, inefficient, and ineffective. The result is a growing number of costly, seemingly intractable problems, along with the erosion of public trust in government.

Our solution

Government reform is hard work. It won't happen overnight, and we know we can't do it alone. To achieve meaningful change, built on the best policies and firmly grounded in reality, we employ a multi-faceted theory of action that leverage ideas, education, and engagement: