John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
The John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJICSI) uses Catholic social teaching to inspire research, debate, and advocacy that promotes dignified solutions to poverty. Founded by Philippine Jesuits in 1984, the institute has been a major proponent of agrarian and urban land reform, as well as governance reform and capacity building for local anti-poverty organizations; current programs also address juvenile justice, family planning, local government housing policies, climate change and environmentally sustainable development, and rural access to markets, technology, and financial services. In addition, JJICSI publishes Intersect, an annual report with analysis and commentary on contemporary development and governance issues. The institute currently works out of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, the Philippines.