Urban Institute

Washington. (202) 833-7200.

Established in 1968 in Washington, DC, the Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization whose goals are to "sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizen's awareness about important public choices." Seeking to bring three critical ingredients to public debates on domestic policy initiatives: accurate data, careful and objective analyses, and perspective, the Urban Institute is involved in research projects with partners in more than 45 states and 20 countries.