Reimagining government in North America
We believe in government's potential to achieve better outcomes for all people
Our team in North America partners with aligned organizations and institutions to identify, understand, and share knowledge on some of the most critical challenges in the region.
We turn insights into action by working on-the-ground with local governments to increase engagement and co-creation with residents, innovate for more effective and responsive governance, and build inclusive systems that prioritize the flourishing of all people and the planet.
From political divisions to technological shifts to climate change, the problems facing society are complex and urgent.
To solve them, governments must demonstrate effectiveness and legitimacy. These two principles, however, are interdependent.
When government is not effective in delivering outcomes it erodes perceived legitimacy and, vice versa, when government is not seen as legitimate it lacks the support to innovate for better outcomes.
Our areas of focus
We work with governments and change agents to build the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to improve outcomes for residents and increase trust in government. Our team in North America works across the following portfolios:
"The CPI team has an unparalleled ability to translate big ideas into compelling action steps that lead to change. They deeply understand how to serve local governments, and all of their products and workshops are designed to inform and inspire local government innovators. Working with them is intellectually demanding and thoroughly enjoyable."
"CPI is an exceptional partner for those seeking to produce thoughtful and rigorous research. Our work on the West Philidelphia Skills Initiative resulted in one of the best institutional case studies I've seen."
We really value our partnership with CPI and are grateful for their help towards our shared mission of increasing economic prosperity for all, particularly directing capital to overlooked communities. I'm always proud to walk into a room with CPI.
"Partnering with CPI should be part of every government’s playbook. From the wealth of resources, case studies, and reports to the amazing people behind them, CPI is equipping governments with the tools they need to be successful, to “innovate with intention,” and provide better services for the communities they have committed to serve. You’ll only find yourself wondering why you hadn’t engaged CPI sooner in your journey!"
Recent research & conversations
Learning from tragedy: a lesson on the value of earned legitimacy in government
Learning from city leaders: competing in a dynamic market ecosystem
From ‘Water’ to ‘Why’: New Orleans’ Resident Engagement Journey
TOPcities puts residents and data at the center of building COVID-19 solutions in San José and St. Paul
Learning from city leaders: closing the digital and data divide
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