IZA aims to facilitate the communication of existing knowledge while at the same time stimulating research to close knowledge gaps. This approach is seen as complementary to purely academic research. The transfer of scientific knowledge is an important task that has often been undervalued in traditional research and requires extra efforts. Regarding its own research activities, IZA’s mission is to focus on the provision of scientifically based answers to policy-relevant questions that are not yet sufficiently covered by existing findings.
Our independent non-profit work is supported by Deutsche Post Foundation.