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Researcher Toolkit

Explore the issues and expand your research knowledge with the resources in the UI Toolkit.

Issues in Focus

The Urban Institute is engaged in research on many pressing issues of the day.  Going further in depth than fact sheets, Issues in Focus provides facts and findings on selected programs and topics of particular relevance to policymakers, researchers, and other interested parties.

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Our experts break down thorny policy issues and jargon in this ongoing series of short, rhetoric-free explainer videos.

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In traditional interview format, our experts talk about the nature of their work, offer insights on what they've learned, and describe the personal goals that keep them going.

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pie chartData at a Glance

The development and use of models, surveys, cost-benefit and trend analyses help Urban Institute researchers gauge policy proposals' probable impacts on people's lives, as well as costs to government.

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