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Better systems through research
Many issues facing resource-constrained communities cannot be solved by technology alone. It is equally important to investigate and address the larger systemic problems that influence quality of life. Sound policy decisions, supported by thorough research, are vital in managing resources, allocating funds, and improving social conditions for marginalized groups.
Tata Center researchers are looking at the big picture in diverse fields such as clean water delivery, agricultural yields, public space, and seismically-resilient construction, and providing policy recommendations at the local, state, and national level.
Tata Center alumni have also formed new NGOs to carry on work that began at MIT, and have leveraged their research to expand the capacity of existing NGOs. We are committed to working collaboratively with communities, businesses, and the government to reach common goals.