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. Download Fact Sheet


The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs generates and communicates new knowledge and original research to improve the quality of life in our islands. We are Hawai‘i's first independent and nonpartisan public policy institute, founded on a philosophy of community collaboration, fact-based research and issues education. By creating an informed atmosphere for policy-makers and community leaders, we provide tools and opportunities to strengthen Hawai‘i's public decision-making process.

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