Reducing poverty and improving lives through evidence-based programs and policies.
LEO believes that academic researchers, service providers and policymakers all play a critical role in ending poverty. LEO matches top researchers with passionate leaders in social service agencies to conduct impact evaluations that identify the innovative, effective and scalable programs and policies that help people move permanently out of poverty.
Compassion: a belief in the inherent dignity of all people
Excellence: in research, in partnership, in communications, and in operations
Research-focused: unbiased and data-driven
Innovation: new approaches to address long-standing problems