Sound policy research leads to sound political decisions. Good research is not cheap, but neither are failed policies. Our prevailing goal at PolicySA is to use the most appropriate research methodologies available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. Our associates are trained as hybrid analysts. They possess a mix of advanced analytical research skills, subject matter knowledge and, direct field expertise. Their unique talent sets allow for iterative and creative collaboration with our partners. Through active policy research, we forge new connections between the research and policy worlds as we work towards new policy approaches. We connect at local, national and international levels, and use these to provide early warning of emerging policies and new policy challenges.