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

South Korea’s Green New Deal: Myths Versus Realities

There’s one place in the world where the Green New Deal is a policy reality. But is it living up to its hype?

Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Africa

IPS Associate Fellow Emira Woods joins CNN International to discuss the impact of fossil fuel extraction, especially on the frontline communities in Africa currently suffering from the effects an oil spill in southern Nigeria.

The Far Right Continues to Build Its International

Donald Trump and his allies around the world are still alive and kicking.

How Do We Fix Abuses of Donor-Advised Funds?

Donor-advised funds are set up to provide more benefit to their wealthy donors than to public charities. We can fix that.

Might Starbucks Soon Start Sharing the Bucks?

Baristas in Buffalo are mounting the coffee giant’s most significant union challenge yet.

Democrats Need to Stop Scaling Back Build Back Better, and Pass the Bill Right Now

The Democrats’ main vulnerability right now is that voters simply have no idea they’re trying to do popular things.

Fossil Fueled Foreign Policy: Why COP26 Flopped

Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.

Ending Latin America’s Sewage Decade

The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.

Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic

The longer it takes the world to get vaccinated, the more variants we’ll see.

Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’

Prison gerrymandering inflates the political representation of districts that host prisons — without any say from the people inside them.