"Millenium Development Goals" MDG Report for the UNDP

'I hope sincerely that the findings of this Report support and promote the preparation and implementation of National Action Plans on social inclusion. The process of preparing the Report has already focused the debate on specific development priorities and has helped in drawing up action points for policy reform, institutional change and resource allocation.' So wrote Dr Kinga Göncz (former state secretary at the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Family) on the Millennium Development Goals Report for Hungary, produced by TÁRKI for the UNDP.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

TÁRKI was the Hungarian partner in the World Bank research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which was supported by a grant from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs. The research focused on the attitudes of the 500 biggest companies - both state and privately owned - towards the concept of CSR. The work has contributed to our understanding of CSR practices and has been important to World Bank activities supporting development in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure (AHEAD)

TÁRKI is Hungary's representative in the policy-oriented research Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure (AHEAD). The project (which falls within the ENEPRI network) seeks to refine the existing estimates of the links between reported states of health and use of medical services. As well as looking at the effects of ageing on health care, the research considers the link between health expenditure and fertility rates, and the demands placed on health services by non-native populations. Particular attention is paid to the cost of care near death.

Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV)

The Household Lifecourse Survey Project (HÉV) was supported by the NKTH Jedlik programme. The aim of the project was to explore changes to Hungarian households with the help of a panel sample.

World Internet Project (WIP)

Society and ICTs The year 1989 witnessed two major developments of enormous historical significance. One was the collapse of Communism all over East-Europe, and the other was the birth of the World Wide Web - wrote Pippa Norris (2001 - www.pippanoris.com). The subsequent Information Revolution was the condition for and the result of the global world economy at the same time. Europe – both the older members of the EU and the newly accessed countries are integrated part of the globalized world village.

Electorial research

TARKI regularly conducts nationwide surveys on electoral behavior since 1996.
Research topics are:
  • party preferences
  • participation
  • politicians' popularity
  • satisfaction with democracy
  • evaluation of the performance of government and Prime Minister
  • evaluation of the performance of the opposition
  • trust in political institutions
  • left-and right identification
We had several pre- and postelection studies.

ESS - The European Social Survey

The European Social Survey (ESS) (Round 1, 2002; Round 2, 2004)
The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, which has as its goal the monitoring of the countries of Europe in the dimensions of sociology and political science. TÁRKI, in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been responsible for the national survey in Hungary since 2002.
The ESS questionnaire includes two main sections; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules.