Mission

boston-670The Research Bureau is an independent, member-supported, non-partisan research organization, established in 1932 to provide objective and impartial research and policy analysis in order to promote more efficient, effective and responsible government for the City of Boston. The Research Bureau is concerned with significant issues of public policy and management affecting the City of Boston.

The Research Bureau:

  • Investigates issues through research and the monitoring of city functions and finances.
  • Develops and analyzes policy choices and makes recommendations for constructive action.
  • Disseminates accurate, factual information with its analysis and recommendations to Bureau members, government officials, the media and the public.
  • Promotes better public understanding of issues to stimulate informed citizen participation in city affairs.
  • Fosters collaboration between the public and private sectors with respect to the delivery of city services and the promotion of economic health and improved quality of life in Boston.

The Research Bureau does not participate in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for elective office.