The new Center will be housed within the Governance Studies program at Brookings.
Here is more about the Center for a Brookings press release:
The Center for Effective Public Management will be led by Senior Fellow and Founding Director Elaine Kamarck, a key figure in reinventing government research and action. As a senior staffer in the Clinton administration, she created the National Performance Review, the largest government reform effort in the last half of the twentieth century. Kamarck will be joined in these efforts by a number of Governance Studies scholars, as well as a team of non-Brookings experts with proven track records in government reinvention and innovation.Governance Studies will host a forum on September 27 to commemorate the creation of the think tanks newest research center. Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver the keynote address at that forum, which will be webcast live.
The Brookings Institution was recently ranked as the best think tank in the world by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.