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The Independent Institute 2002f
100 Swan Way Oakland, CA 94621-1428, United States
tel:1-510 632 1366 fax:1-510 568 6040

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1986.

General Description: The institute is a nonpoliticized, nonpartisan, scholarly public policy research organization that sponsors comprehensive studies of critical social and economic issues. In order to understand the nature of and possible solutions to major public problems, the institute's program adheres to the standards of independent inquiry and is pursued regardless of political and social bias. The resulting studies are widely distributed as books and other publications and are debated in numerous institute conferences and media programs. The institute pushes at the frontiers of knowledge, redefines the debate over public issues, and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.

Annual Budget: USD 2.2 million (2001)

(As of December, 2002)

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