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WORLD Policy Analysis Center
WORLD Policy Analysis Center

The goal of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center is to improve the quantity and quality of comparative data available to policymakers, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world on laws and policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity. Under the leadership of Dr. Jody Heymann, Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the Center is committed to making its broad, globally comparative findings publicly accessible to inform and encourage improvements in legal and policy frameworks worldwide, allow nations to learn from the approaches taken in other countries, facilitate studies of the feasibility and effectiveness of laws and policies in critical areas, and support global and local civil society in their efforts to hold decision-makers accountable.