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IGPA Leadership

Mission & Vision

IGPA improves public policy discussion through nonpartisan, evidence-based research and public engagement in Illinois.

IGPA puts scholars in conversation with lawmakers to connect the University of Illinois System’s experts with our state’s needs, and we support policymakers pursuing objective, research-driven solutions.

Our Core Values

Connecting Researchers to POLICYMAKERS.

The primary principle behind IGPA’S work is that evidence-based and objective decision-making, using information gathered with the most appropriate research methods, is critical to all policy conversations.

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Today, IGPA is working collaboratively with state policymakers over time to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and more.

IGPA Focus

Focus

IGPA punches above its weight—with a small team, we draw talent from across all three system universities to elevate scholars, advance students, and serve public needs. we succeed through the strength of our partnerships and the depth of our experience.

Vision

IGPA is the University of Illinois System’s policy think tank. We connect the system’s scholars with our state’s needs, and we support policymakers pursuing objective, research-driven solutions.

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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.

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

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Are you ready to join the policy conversation in Illinois and beyond?

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

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