NC Office of Strategic Partnerships

The North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) develops, launches, and enhances partnerships between state government and North Carolina’s research and philanthropic sectors. This includes elevating the State’s internal capacity to use and generate evidence in its policy and programmatic functions.

We do this in part by building and enhancing collaborative networks of public officials, research partners, and partners from philanthropy and the nonprofit sector broadly. We prioritize partnerships that are scalable, sustainable, and develop public, open-source resources.

The North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships is housed in the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, which includes data-driven and evidence-based decision making among its priorities.

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The Office of Strategic Partnerships has made great strides in a very short time. There is unlimited potential for the benefits it can have for all North Carolinians by supporting and improving state government with research evidence. Philanthropy has an important role to play in this partnership work.


Liz Winer, Trustee
Winer Family Foundation

The NC Department of Revenue is identifying priority research questions and increasingly has partners to work with on answering those questions.


Secretary Ron Penny
North Carolina Department of Revenue