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Idaho Policy Institute’s mission, vision, and values drive our work and ensure we meet the School of Public Service’s directive to embody the role of public servants.


Idaho Policy Institute’s staff, students, and faculty researchers provide objective research to inform decision making. We help public, private, and nonprofit leaders use evidence-based practices to overcome challenges and navigate change. Innovation and a commitment to public service guide our research. All research is done with the goal to meet current and critical needs in communities.


Be an independent, nonpartisan resource for decision makers.


  1. Collaboration
  2. Community Responsiveness
  3. Educational Impact
  4. Public Engagement
  5. Research Integrity


Read the School of Public Service Mission, Vision and Values