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Informing the policy
conversation in Illinois
and beyond

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3 Universities

Today, IGPA works with dozens of scholars who want to see their work impact the state and nation in meaningful, substantive, and fact-driven ways.

75 Years

Since 1947, IGPA has maintained a deep connection with state government, including playing a role in the 1969-1970 state constitutional convention.

150+ Scholars

IGPA working group members collaborate substantively and share knowledge. In addition to policy impact, working group partnerships have enabled new research avenues, funding streams, and more.

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Finding the Balance: State Fiscal Sustainability and Local Government Fiscal Challenges
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Policy Research and Experts

IGPA’s working groups and the collaborative scholarship that they produce map onto human needs and desired outcomes in our state.
Education, Learning, and Child and Family Well-Being

Members of this working group engage in research in all areas of education, learning, resilience, and child and family well-being to promote justice, equity, and inclusion in all educational, service and community settings.

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Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing

Members of this working group engage in research and policy promoting justice, inclusion, equity, and fullest life chances, through innovative and often transdisciplinary lenses.

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Fiscal and Economic Policy

Members of this working group research ways to make Illinois’ economic and fiscal structure equitable, dynamic and sustainable.

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4 Working Groups

IGPA’s working group structure maps onto human needs and desired outcomes in our state. Each group is interdisciplinary, interdepartmental and built to enable relationships among its members.

44 Collaborating Scholars

Collaborating Scholars are members of the working groups who dedicate their time to IGPA policy publications or large-scale policy examinations.

150+ Members

IGPA working group members collaborate substantively and share knowledge. In addition to policy impact, working group partnerships have enabled new research avenues, funding streams, and more.

IGPA

Since its creation in 1947 by the Illinois General Assembly and a resolution of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs has been the place where objective, world-class research and public policy meet.

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IGPA is the People’s Policy Think Tank.

The University of Illinois System is a trusted source for top-quality research and expertise drawn from all three universities. IGPA ensures that the work scholars do matters and has real-world impact.

Tap Into World-Class Research

IGPA supports necessary, data-driven, well-informed policymaking that improves people’s lives.

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IGPA supports necessary, data-driven, well-informed policymaking that improves people’s lives.

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