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 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, WORLD 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.
The WORLD Policy Forum provides access to the global policy research, data, and maps created by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center and serves as a platform for sharing ideas and resources on health, development, well-being, and equity policies around the world.
For information on the evolution of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center and its partners, please see History.
For information on employment, research, and student training opportunities with WORLD, please see Opportunities.