Real Time Policy Experimentation

LEEP is premised on the idea that process is policy and that experimentation is the key to successful policy in a world of uncertainty. We look for conditions of possibility, for places where interesting things are happening, where creative idea work is underway, and where collaborative processes are taking hold. We start with the concrete and operate inductively. Policy innovation is what emerges out of these processes. We focus on supporting and understanding how this happens in particular places – often in unpredictable ways. All of LEEP’s projects are directly involved in or connected to real-time policy processes. And all of them are also designed as experiments, with particular attention to measuring and learning from results. We believe that a recursive approach to policy design and problem solving is much more realistic in a bottom-up world and much more conducive to developing effective solutions and lessons for other ongoing processes.