AIR Equity Initiative
AIR is making a five-year, $100M+ investment in behavioral and social science research and technical assistance to address the underlying causes of systemic inequities and increase opportunities for people and communities.
Boosting Opportunity, Equity
Efforts to address inequities can be siloed and aren’t always based on evidence. The AIR Equity Initiative is taking a different approach, working across systems, partnering with local organizations, and relying on the generation and use of evidence.
Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
Learn about our values, our history, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New Look, Enduring Commitment
As AIR celebrates its 75th anniversary, we have launched a new brand and a new website that reflects our deep, ongoing commitment to bridging evidence and action to create a better and more equitable world.
Spotlight on Our Work
Research & Program Evaluation
AIR conducts rigorous research and evaluations that provide important information about the effectiveness of programs and policies in the U.S. and across the globe.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.
Data Science and Technology
AIR uses data and technology to help our clients and communities identify challenges, find solutions, and make information usable and easily accessible.
Survey Design and Administration
Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.
Standards for Economic Evaluations Address a ‘Glaring Need’
AIR’s Standards for the Economic Evaluation of Educational and Social Programs aim to help decisionmakers optimize the use of limited resources to improve outcomes. AIR experts discuss why the standards were developed, how they can be used, and what makes them particularly relevant now.
IN THE FIELD
Supporting Up-and-Coming Researchers and Practitioners
Over four days, 66 doctoral students from a variety of backgrounds engaged with AIR experts, Institute Fellows, and one another about how to design surveys anchored in cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and values. This first-of-its-kind AIR workshop is part of our Pipeline Partnership Program, which seeks to enhance the diversity of the field of behavioral and social sciences by engaging graduate students who reflect the diversity of the community.