Project on Government Oversight

For Support Of The Congressional Oversight Training Series

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    12 Months
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The Project on Government Oversight (POGO), founded in 1981, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports a range of good government reforms. This project grant will enable POGO to continue its well-regarded Congressional Oversight Training program for congressional staff from both parties through the first half of 2014. At the same time, it will enable POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian and her colleagues to undertake a systematic review of the program, including identifying what is working well and what could be improved from an impact perspective, and potential partners in Congress and the advocacy community to work with, in order to develop a plan for a revitalized program over the subsequent two years.
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for general operating support  
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) works toward a more responsive and effective government by bolstering the separation of powers and the balance between branches that are at the foundation of our democratic system. POGO works with policymakers throughout the government to craft and promote solutions to improve effectiveness, and it enhances congressional capacity through training staff to responsibly fulfill Congress’ oversight mission and help prevent executive overreach. POGO builds partnerships across the country to uplift these reforms to improve overall government effectiveness in a just and equitable manner. A government that is effective and responsive to the needs of the public strengthens our democracy.
for general operating support  
The Project on Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes waste, corruption, abuse of power, and instances when the government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing. It champions reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. The organization’s general operating functions include its bipartisan Congressional Oversight Initiative and work to improve oversight of executive agencies, the judiciary, and Congress. Improving oversight capacity of the legislative branch will help deter overreach by the executive.
for general operating support  
The Project on Government Oversight is a long-standing general operating support grantee of the Madison Initiative. It works in a bipartisan manner on oversight and accountability within Congress and the executive branch. The merger of The Constitution Project into the Project on Government Oversight will create new opportunities, which this supplemental grant will help the organization address.

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