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

BOOK: The Water Defenders

How ordinary people saved a country from corporate greed.

Tax Wealth to Fix the Nation’s Woes

Members of the billionaire class have used their clout to rig the economy in their favor.

If We Don’t Expand Our Democracy Now, We’ll Lose It

If we don’t expand our democracy now, we might lose it for generations to come.

18 Years of Invasion in Iraq

We must end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the next time our leaders argue for the necessity of war, it’s up to us to resist.

For Every Buck a Billionaire Gives to Charity, You Chip in Up to 74 Cents

The wealthier the donor, the bigger the taxpayer subsidy.

Foundation Payout Mandate Would Raise $8.7 Billion in Revenue Over 3 Years

The mandate would also have both a positive fiscal impact and give a $200 billion boost to active charities.

A Senator Against CEOs Making Over 50 Times What Workers Make Now Has a Gavel

And that senator is using his gavel to boost a bill that ups taxes on firms that pay executives outrageously more than their workers.

Water Defenders Versus Big Gold

Water defenders in El Salvador are offering hopeful development priorities, policies, and trajectories for the future. They aren’t alone.

We Passed an American Rescue Plan. Next Up: The Global Rescue Plan.

The American Rescue Act is an extraordinary shot in the arm for the U.S. economy. Now let’s help the rest of the world get vaccinated.

We All Need Transit — Whether We Ride It or Not

Without public transit, I couldn’t have gotten my degree. And all of us need it to keep our planet livable.