What We Do
The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis provides credible, independent and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons.
Our products inform fiscal and budget policy debates and contribute to sound decisions that improve the well-being of individuals, communities and Virginia as a whole.
To use policy research and analysis to advance the well-being of Virginia communities, and improve the economic security and social opportunities of all Virginians.
Independence: The Commonwealth Institute provides fact-based, nonpartisan analyses of fiscal and economic policies and their implications for all Virginians, especially low- and middle-income residents.
Fairness and Equity: The Commonwealth Institute’s work is grounded in the fundamental belief that government should work to improve the lives of the people it serves. We maintain a deep commitment to ensuring that public policies and programs effectively respond to the needs and interests of lower-income individuals, families and communities throughout Virginia
Integrity: The Commonwealth Institute conducts its work with the highest level of intellectual honesty, accuracy and objectivity in order to effectively inform fiscal, economic and other public policies.
Empowerment: The Commonwealth Institute provides accessible, useable and timely information on fiscal, economic and related public policies in order to expand civic engagement in policy debates.