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PolicyEngine

PolicyEngine empowers people to understand and change public policy.

Founded: 2021 by Max Ghenis, Nikhil Woodruff

  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United Kingdom
  • Headquarters Location

    Oxnard, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Tax and benefit programs are complicated, and the impact of reforming them is even more opaque. Our free, open-source app calculates users' tax liability and benefit eligibility, and then lets them change the rules to see the impact on their own household and society. Since 2021, UK policymakers, nonprofits, and ordinary citizens have used PolicyEngine to understand how policy reforms would affect poverty, inequality, work incentives, and the budget. Now we're building PolicyEngine US to help users navigate taxes and benefits, and to help the policymaking community provide more transparent, evidence-based research around their proposals.

Funders and Awards

End Poverty Make Trillions