Press Releases Introducing the Evidence and Equity Collaborative
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Today the Urban Institute joins Abt Associates, American Institutes for Research, Mathematica, MDRC, NORC, the RAND Corporation, RTI International, and Westat in announcing the Evidence and Equity Collaborative.

As members of the Evidence and Equity Collaborative, these nine organizations representing more than 20,000 employees are joining forces to support diversity in their workplaces, strengthen inclusive practices in policy research, and build a foundation for equitable analysis ready to inform policymaking across the nation.

“As we pursue Urban’s mission of opening minds, shaping decisions, and offering solutions through policy research, we do so in the spirit of continuous learning and improvement,” said Urban Institute president Sarah Rosen Wartell. “The Evidence and Equity Collaborative provides a valuable forum for Urban and our peers to share knowledge that can improve our workplaces, sharpen our research practices, and speed our evolution toward a more equitable society.”

To learn more about the collaborative, please visit


The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity. We are a trusted source for changemakers who seek to strengthen decision making, create inclusive economic growth, and improve the well-being of families and communities. For more than 50 years, Urban has delivered facts that inspire solutions—and this remains our charge today.

Research Areas Race and equity
Tags Race and equity in grantmaking