Drawing upon the knowledge and resources of the University of Georgia, the Institute provides education, assistance, research, policy analysis, and publications to assist public officials in serving citizens in Georgia and throughout the world.
Practical, customized services and objective research for governments and communities help anticipate needs and improve operations, whether those services take the form of helping a city solve its budget problems to aiding a police department in redefining its job classifications.
The Office of Communications is responsible for conveying information about the full range of services provided by the Institute of Government to current and potential clients and the general public through such activities as creating and maintaining the website, handling media inquiries, producing materials, and coordinating marketing and public relations. The office also coordinates publication and distribution of relevant Institute research.
Publications support the Institute’s public policy research, assistance, and communications activities related to promoting excellence in government. These include downloads of research reports and policy briefs, an electronic newsletter, and more.
Governments transitioning to democratic systems worldwide can build governance capacity through training that emphasizes the development of participatory, responsive, transparent, and efficient governments.