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
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.
over time to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, economic
recovery, and more.
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.
of our students successfully graduate and begin their career development.
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.