Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialog and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs. RUPRI was created in 1990 by a bipartisan group of US Senators, seeking to develop an external, nonpartisan policy research institution to address the rural differential impact of public policies and programs. RUPRI provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing rural America. Currently housed in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, RUPRI’s research credibility and policy relevance derive from a collaborative research and policy analysis approach, which connects a select cadre of the nation’s leading scholars and practitioners, wherever located, to build teams with a common commitment to research excellence and policy and practice relevance.
RUPRI seeks to assist policy makers to understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs, and facilitates public dialogue regarding more innovative rural policy. RUPRI’s reach is both national and international, as one of the world’s preeminent sources of non-partisan expertise regarding the rural differential in public policies.See more