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Our Mission
Our mission is to inform and improve public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.

Our Vision
Providing essential information and framing policy debates to shape a better future for California.

Our Values
The Public Policy Institute of California adheres to a set of core values, beliefs, and principles that guide our organization’s choices and staff actions as we meet our mission of informing and improving public policy:

EXCELLENCE
We produce high-quality research and information for policymakers. We seek to recruit and retain top talent.

INDEPENDENCE
We pride ourselves on rigorous research that is nonpartisan and objective. We report findings and recommendations that are based on unbiased empirical inquiry.

RELEVANCE
We provide information that is responsive to both immediate and long-term demands of state policymaking. We engage broadly with civic, business, labor, nonprofit, government, educational, and research groups.

TRANSPARENCY
We disclose our methods, resources, and processes and provide free access to our publications to all interested parties.

COMMUNITY
We are committed to a workplace that offers mutual respect, collegiality, collaboration, and inclusiveness; that supports personal, family, and professional development; and that demonstrates leadership in our environmental practices, appreciation for the state’s diverse people and regions, and recognition of the importance of public service.

2016: Year in Review

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