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Aloha and Welcome

The Public Policy Center (PPC), within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, brings together expertise, commitment, and a strong desire to enhance the quality of community life through teaching, research, civic engagement and interdisciplinary work towards the development and analysis of good public policies.

Recent Reports

Hawai‘i During COVID-19: A Community Impact Survey (September 21, 2020)

A community impact survey on the attitudes of Hawai‘i residents to a variety of challenges presented by COVID-19: Trust in government, frequency of wearing masks, views on long-term health impacts, the likelihood of receiving a vaccine when available, society and life impacts, and attitudes about tourism.


Coming Back: Reopening Hawai‘i’s Restaurants


Life Under Lockdown: Hawai‘i Resident Assessment of COVID-19 Restrictions

Additonal Reports

Resetting the Table: Keeping and Bringing Back Hawai‘i's Restaurants


Do No Harm: How Hawai‘i State Government Can Mitigate the COVID-19 Economic Crisis


Crush the Curve: Urgent Steps Hawai‘i Can Take to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19