The Urban Institute strives to meet the highest standards of integrity and quality in its research and analyses and in the evidence-based policy recommendations offered by its researchers and experts. The organization’s reputation for integrity and quality is our most valuable asset, which we seek to protect and enhance.
We are grateful to our funders and partners who make it possible for Urban to advance its mission. We believe that operating consistent with the values of independence, rigor, and transparency is essential to achieving our shared goals.
The principles described below are designed to help us advance our mission and the objectives of funders through consistent application of these values. This is a living document that will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary and as we learn from experience.