Public Policy refers to the specific laws and regulations that define how government and society operates, but it also refers to the concepts, goals, and values behind them. MuniNet Guide’s Public Policy page provides you with content on policy issues, and resources to public policy organizations and think tanks. These nonprofit organizations are key contributors to research and advocacy for economic, social and political causes.
Baker Institute for Public Policy - Rice University
Founded in 1993, nonpartisan public policy think tank with research programs in energy, health, conflict resolution, tax and expenditure policy, and more.
Brookings Institution, The
Nonprofit organization providing high-quality, independent research and innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Nonpartisan research and policy institute with deep expertise in budget and tax issues concerning low-income programs and policies.
Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, The
Mission to enhance the capacities of state governments and the federal system to deal effectively with the nation’s domestic challenges.
Pew Research Center
The Pew Charitable Trusts subsidiary for information initiatives; nonpartisan fact tank informs the public on issues, attitudes and trends shaping U.S. and world.
Nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization committed to the pubic interest; develops solutions to public policy challenges to help global communities.
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
Conduct sophisticated economic and social policy research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment.
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Independent, global, nonprofit organization, representing members and providing leadership in all real estate development and land use disciplines.