Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Top-Heavy Philanthropy Explained in 8 Charts

How the concentration of wealth is warping the giving sector, from our Charity Reform Initiative.

Biden’s State of the Union Address Showcased Disconnect in Spending Priorities

The spending priorities Biden listed in his State of the Union speech don’t match reality. It’s time to invest in the people of this country.

Don’t Wait for Billionaire Philanthropy to Fix America

Billionaire donations mostly ignore global pandemic, ecological crisis, spiraling wage and wealth inequality, and racial inequity.

No Pasaran: Ukraine 2022

Vladimir Putin is the Franco of today, and Ukraine must become the graveyard of Putinism.

Guatemalan Water Defenders Celebrate 10 Years of Resistance

An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.

Biden’s Economic Plans Are Solid, but We Need Action

The president’s SOTU address tasked Congress with an ambitious agenda, but Biden needs to do much more on his own.

The Best Way to Help Ukraine is Diplomacy, Not War

Every war eventually ends with diplomacy. The question is how long the killing goes on before the diplomats stop it.

India and the Future of the Planet

India’s economic and energy production model is not a threat to the world, but it is a threat to India itself, particularly its most marginalized people.

How Did Flying Cars Become the Next Big Thing?

Another reminder that plutocracies can indeed solve problems — for plutocrats.

Respond to Putin’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine With Diplomacy, Not War

There’s no “national interest” worth risking nuclear conflict. But urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid — and Russia’s own antiwar movement — could stop the suffering.