The IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is a thinktank based in the UK. It produces research and policy ideas committed to upholding values of social justice, democratic reform and environmental sustainability. IPPR is based in London and IPPR North has branches in Newcastle and Manchester.
It was founded in 1988. The founding director was James Cornford. The current director is Nick Pearce, a former Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit and special advisor to David Blunkett MP. Former members of staff include the current pensions minister Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb and former Labour cabinet ministers Patricia Hewitt and David Miliband.
The Institute edits a quarterly journal called Public Policy Research (PPR, formerly New Economy), published by Wiley-Blackwell, which features articles from academics and politicians.
IPPR is an independent registered charity.