Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 09/2014

Building the Capacity to Address the Nation's Drug Problems

November 2008

The National Academy of Public Administration


To assist Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in improving its ability to accomplish this critical mission, Congress asked the National Academy to conduct a comprehensive assessment of ONDCP’s management, structure and human capital.

The independent National Academy Panel that was formed to carry out this project sought input from experts in drug research, prevention, treatment, data collection, community outreach, and law enforcement. More than 135 individuals, including ONDCP’s leadership and staff, partner drug agency representatives, stakeholders, and grantees, were consulted during the course of the study.