Great Plains Public Policy Institute
The Great Plains Public Policy Institute (GPPPI), a 501(c)(3), is a non-profit public policy and educational organization in South Dakota. GPPPI "brings free enterprise and alternative ideas to bear on the most difficult issues facing South Dakota and the nation."
The Institute's mission "is to formulate and promote free enterprise solutions to public policy problems based on the principles of individual responsibility, limited government, privatization and traditional American values."
GPPPI is organized around three main policy centers:
- Center of Enterprise & Opportunity (CEO) - "Recommendations for eliminating governmental, regulatory and political barriers to entrepreneurial initiative and free trade."
- Center for Environmental & Regulatory Reform (CERR) - "To promote the approach to environmental issues that emphasizes markets, property rights and individual incentives as a strategy for safeguarding the environment."
- Center for Education Reform (CEF)- To explore and promote education reform strategies.
"SD Open Book"
SD Open Book is a project of GPPPI that "is focused on providing information about how the government of South Dakota spends taxpayer dollars and conducts public business." It features categories on economy, education, local government, state government and taxes and spending.