The Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University provides a systems-level understanding of policy problems and promotes systems-level solutions.

The Institute aims to build upon existing international collaborations and establish new partnerships, further enhancing Washington University’s reputation as a global research leader.

Institute Mission

Foster interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration to design, test, inform, and impact innovative policy solutions to social problems

Institute Vision

To reduce inequality in social, economic, health, and education outcomes at the local, state, U.S. national, and global national levels through evidence-informed policy and practice.

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