The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a nonpartisan research and policy institute that pursues federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. CBPP applies deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes. Among CBPP’s current priorities, its Full Employment project offers a thorough re-evaluation of key macroeconomic assumptions, particularly those related to full employment, inflation, and the business cycle. For decades, empirically suspect assumptions in these areas led to policies that contributed to slack labor markets, with the costs falling largely on the most economically vulnerable people and their communities. There is growing recognition across the economics profession that these assumptions led policymakers to implement fiscal and monetary policies that reduced employment, incomes, and opportunities for millions of working families. CBPP will continue to develop, elevate, and disseminate research on the benefits of full employment, the costs and disparate impacts of slack, and the monetary and fiscal policy agenda necessary to get and keep the U.S. labor market at full employment.
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for general operating support
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier think tanks working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts nonpartisan research and analysis to help inform public debates and ensure that policy makers and the public consider the needs of those communities whose voices are too often unheard. The Center also examines the short- and long-term impacts of proposed policies on the health of the economy and the soundness of federal and state budgets. This grant would continue the Foundation’s support, which began in 2004.
for organizational restructuring for the International Budget Partnership
for the International Budget Partnership
This grant would provide program support to the International Budget Partnership for their continued work measuring budget transparency in 100 countries, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local organizations on how to incorporate budget analysis into their advocacy campaigns.