Mission and Goals

Mission:  Our mission is to strengthen public policy through nonpartisan research, education, and community engagement.

About Us: The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening public policy through nonpartisan research, education, and community engagement. We conduct high-quality, objective research and provide insights, analysis, and recommendations on public policy issues of statewide importance. We educate decision makers to help them form sound policy. We inform citizens about how their government operates and help them understand the connection between policy and their daily lives. We encourage engagement by convening diverse voices and providing tools to increase civic participation.

Core values:
* high-quality, nonpartisan research free from political or philosophical bias is key to informed decision-making; 
* diversity of opinion and voice improves decisions; 
* inclusiveness and collaboration create policy wins; and 
* research and information should be informative and accessible.  
* Our Board of Directors is designed to mirror the population of the state in terms of political party, geographic location, race and ethnicity, and gender.
* We have a rigorous review process – making sure research is accurate, timely, and unbiased. 

* We seek multiple viewpoints and voices, creating partnerships in both selecting topics of research and disseminating our information and analysis.