The Public Service Excellence Program is a collaboration among the Volcker Alliance, distinguished universities, and governments to develop more efficient and effective management practices at all levels of government. The program focuses on building a highly capable corps of public servants and, simultaneously, relevant research. Launched in 2015, this program works to enhance the role of schools of public policy and administration as beacons of public education and research. The Alliance partners with these schools to execute specific projects designed to determine how best to educate, train, and motivate the current and next generation of great public administrators.
The Volcker Alliance’s Financial Regulation Program focuses on the legal and administrative structures for financial regulators and supervisors. The Alliance’s interest in this area stems primarily from the longstanding concerns of its founder and chairman, Paul A. Volcker, about the regulation of financial markets and lapses in oversight, the 2008 crisis, and markets’ growing complexity.
The Volcker Alliance’s State and Local Program addresses specific challenges to effective execution of public policies that arise in state and local governments. To that end, the Alliance partners with other organizations—academic, business, governmental, and public interest—to conduct needed research on government performance and improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of governmental organization at the state and local levels.