Mission & Vision

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

IGPA put 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.

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

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.

83%

of our students successfully graduate and begin their career development.

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.