While we are not a consulting firm for hire, NPI is always open to partnering on pure or applied research projects. Partners can contribute in cash, or in kind. Many organizations, for example, have access to data only they can collect. We are happy to work with them to provide the skill and experience to analyse that data. We have only two conditions: the authors are free to reach whatever conclusion the evidence leads to, even if those findings run contrary to the interest of the partner organization; and, the research, once completed, must be made public.
Where privacy concerns are an issue, public reports will only include data that cannot be attributed to individuals. In this way NPI can secure information about communities that can help inform the public and decision makers, while partners can secure valuable internal administrative and client level analysis that can privately be used to enhance service delivery.