Acumen, LLC was established by scholars from Stanford University in 1996. In conjunction with its affiliated nonprofit firm, the SPHERE Institute, Acumen offers practitioners a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific, impartial advice and context for policy debates.
They are committed to the improvement of public policy through information management, and they have worked with several agencies to develop resources to build their internal databases and self-evaluation capacity. To supplement internal sources of information, their team has created and utilized all forms of administrative and survey data to produce outcomes relevant for both service providers and funding organizations.
Their team of professionals includes economists, analysts, and programmers who are skilled in the use of large-scale administrative data sources to formulate concrete solutions to complicated problems. By basing their research and forecasts on sound empirical foundations, they provide the public and private sector clients with a data-driven view of their business.
Acumen members have experience conveying information and research findings to broad audiences of policymakers, program operators, and other stakeholders. With these interrelated goals and expertise, Acumen, LLC serves the interests of the public, government, business and the research community.