The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs

HIPA is Hawaii’s first independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to fact-based research, issues education and community collaboration. The institute’s goal is to improve the quality of life and business in Hawaii by improving public policy. By encouraging informed debate of the immediate and long-term issues facing Hawaii’s communities, the institute brings together scholars, policy-makers and the community. This collaborative approach of all major stakeholders creates a forum in which new knowledge, new ideas and new opportunities are created to solve Hawaii’s most important issues.

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HIPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and independent research and educational organization whose mission is to provide research, analysis and recommendations on public policy issues facing Hawaii, and to provide opportunities for individuals to develop as productive leaders and citizens in society. We are a positive force that facilitates social and economic progress that benefits the people of Hawaii.

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