About the Intergovernmental Partnership

The Intergovernmental Partnership works to open the lines of communication among all levels of government with the goal of improving performance and accountability.

Made up of high-ranking officials from the federal, state and local levels of government and higher education, the Intergovernmental Partnership identifies and solves the most vexing management and accountability issues facing government today. AGA serves as a neutral third party to facilitate cooperation and communication among various levels of government.

Goals of the Intergovernmental Partnership

  • Improve communication among higher education, the federal government, and state and local governments.
  • Establish relationships that will facilitate the adoption of a solution-oriented agenda, developed through a consensus of leaders representing all levels of government.
  • Develop generally-accepted approaches and best practices for improving the performance and accountability of intergovernmental programs. The following objectives are instrumental in achieving this goal:
    • strengthening internal controls;
    • streamlining grants management;
    • reducing administrative costs; and
    • developing common terminology.
  • Help promote the development and dissemination of valid, reliable and useful financial information that decision-makers need to make smart, informed decisions.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for programmatic and financial improvement activities.
  • Develop training programs for officials at the federal, state and local levels of government.
  • Agree on a common approach to determining and measuring program outcomes.