American Civics Institute (ACI)
Nonprofit, nonpartisan research
organization that helps improve
policy and decision making
through research and analysis.
About the American Civics Institute
Objective Analysis. Effective Solutions.
ACI at a glance
A Little About What We Do
The American Civics Institute is a
research organization that develops
solutions to public policy challenges
to help make communities
throughout the world safer and more
secure, healthier and more
At ACI, we have earned our
reputation for excellence through
our focus on:

Research and Analysis

ACI's research and analysis
addresses issues that impact people
around the world including security,
health, education, sustainability,  
growth, and development. Much of
this research is carried out on behalf
of public and private grantors and

Quality and Objectivity

All ACI work—every publication,
database, or major briefing—is held
to a rigorous review process; this
dedication to quality forms the
foundation of ACI's impeccable
reputation throughout the world.

Critical Challenges

We rely on philanthropic support to
reach beyond the scope of client-
sponsored work to tackle questions
that may be too big, too complex, or
too new for our clients to address.


ACI is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and
committed to the public interest and
to making our work accessible to
people throughout the world. Each
year, more than 5 million research
products are downloaded from by audiences that
include policymakers, academics,
and the general public.
Quality Standards

ACI  prides itself on its ethical and
professional standards; these values
form the cornerstone of our
reputation as a research institution,
and also informs ACI's course, from
institutional priorities down to the
conduct of individual research staff.
Learn more about the principles
which have shaped who we are
At ACI, we bring
together the finest
researchers in the
world and utilize the
very best analytical
tools and methods to
develop objective
policy solutions. We
deliver fact-based,
actionable solutions
grounded in rigorous
analysis. ACI is
nonpartisan and
committed to the
public interest.