LEEP supports all of its ongoing projects with research and analysis. Working with our partners at the University and around the world, we bring lawyers and policy analysts together with natural and social scientists to develop truly interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Each of our projects is approached not simply as an intervention in the world, but also as an experiment that offers important opportunities for learning and innovation. Dedicated research teams and knowledge management programs will be developed for each project to harness lessons and provide analysis on an ongoing basis. In everything we do, we seek to understand and translate the practical skills and tacit knowledge that government officials, civil society leaders, and business people use in their everyday approaches to problem solving. We believe in this respect that effective policy innovation must rest on a deep commitment to local ownership, bottom-up mobilization, and citizen engagement.