TÁRKI presents poverty report commissioned by Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation
TÁRKI Social Research Institute and Budapest Institute prepared a report on poverty in Hungary commissioned by Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation, which was presented on the policy conference of the foundation on 29th of March in Budapest.
The Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation launched its research programme in the spring of 2011. The objective of the programme is to study the poverty situation in Hungary and to develop new policy instruments to reduce extreme poverty. The research project aimes to find more efficient, effective and sustainable policy initiatives to deal with poverty. The programme includes the monitoring and evaluation of conditional social and cash transfers, which are not discriminating but stimulating and more acceptable for the majority of people who are living in better circumstances.
In the current programme besides TÁRKI, the Budapest Institute and other institutes and think thanks have participated. On the policy conference Márton Medgyesi, senior researcher of TÁRKI presented the theoretical framework and the international best practices of the issue. Researchers of TÁRKI-Tudok prepared an analyses on the experiences of the introduction of educational allowances. István György Tóth, director of TÁRKI presented on inequalities and poverty in the Hungarian society and in the value choices of the society.