Far too often politics, not evidence, drive policy and program decisions by governments, donors, international organizations, and practitioners. Read our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan to learn how we are working to change this.

“Feinstein research stands out for its in-depth qualitative approach…They are atypical academics in that they are willing to engage in tough issues and tough places and are geared towards informing decision-making, not just working for the sake of research generation.”

  -Jon Kurtz, Mercy Corps

We are transforming the way evidence is used by empowering decision-makers at every level to more actively engage with evidence to bring about positive change for at-risk and marginalized populations through four strategic priorities.

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  • Our Strategy

    Our Strategy

    We promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives, livelihoods, and dignity of people affected by or at risk of humanitarian crises.

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  • Our Values

    Our Values

    Our people-focused, rigorous, and collaborative environment fosters innovative thinking, research, and practice in a manner conducive to the development of new knowledge. We are committed to the publication and dissemination of that knowledge.

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  • Our History & Achievements

    Our History & Achievements

    Since our founding in 1997, the Feinstein International Center has broadened into a multidisciplinary institution focused on providing the understanding, teaching, and evidence needed to drive positive change in policies and practices affecting crisis-affected communities.

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