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What We Do

Convene key stakeholders and members of the community around the politics, philosophy and economics of UBI

Provide an academic home for research on UBI

Gather information from experimenters on the challenges faced in establishing UBI pilots and develop recommendations

What We Do

Convene key stakeholders and members of the community around the politics, philosophy and economics of UBI

Provide an academic home for research on UBI

Gather information from experimenters on the challenges faced in establishing UBI pilots and develop recommendations

Visualizing UBI Research

Explore our new tool which compiles extensive research and shows the connections between UBI and a variety of social issues.

What is Basic Income?

Some defining characteristics are:

Periodic

It is a recurrent payment (for example every month), rather than a one-off grant.

Cash payment

It is paid in cash, allowing the recipients to convert their benefits into whatever they may like.

Universal

It is paid to all, and not targeted to a specific population.

Individual

It is paid on an individual basis (versus household-based).

Unconditional

It involves no work requirement or sanctions; it is accessible to those in work and out of work, voluntarily or not.

NEW: Map of Basic Income Experiments

Learn about experiments throughout the world, and compare across a range of designs and features.

Universal Basic Income COVID-19 Digest

View our “living” digest of tools, research and events on basic income during the global pandemic.

Recent Updates

Updated Global Map of Experiments: Now Sort Pilots by a Variety of Criteria

The Global Experiments Map has been updated to provide the number of pilots by country and enable sorting of pilots by multiple criteria.

Stanford Basic Income Lab Partners to Launch Guaranteed Income Pilots Dashboard

The first-of-its-kind Dashboard is a partnership of the Stanford Basic Income Lab, Center for Guaranteed Income Research, and Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.