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The Idaho Policy Institute’s (IPI) philosophy, mission statement and five core principles drive our work and ensure we meet the School of Public Service‚Äôs directive to embody the role of public servants.


The Idaho Policy Institute strives to provide unbiased research for decision makers to assist them in answering the difficult decisions of the day, and helps state and local government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a better Idaho. We focus on rigorous, defensible research to guide the results of our work.


Be an independent, non-partisan resource for decision makers.

Five Core Principles

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


Read the School of Public Service Mission, Vision and Values