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For 50 years, the Urban Institute has been a trusted resource for policymakers and community leaders working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities. We work with community members, local governments, nonprofits, philanthropy, and the private sector to evaluate what works, advise our partners, and generate solutions. Get in touch to learn how we can help your community build on its assets.
Research and analysis
We answer the tough questions facing today’s policymakers, philanthropists, and practitioners.
Evaluation and performance measurement
We test promising new program designs, determine whether policies and services produce desired results, and measure returns on investment.
Strategic advising and assistance
We collaborate with various stakeholders to tackle their most pressing problems with fact-based solutions and insights.
Training and technical assistance
We put evidence into practice by helping practitioners serve their clients and communities more effectively.
We bring people together to discuss new evidence, share promising practices, and explore how policy solutions play out in real life.
We combine data with compelling stories to show broader audiences why and how facts matter.