Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID) (2013-2017)

The InGRID project brought together 17 academic partners to provide the European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies on Inclusive Growth. Within this project, TÁRKI led the poverty research pillar. It also has developed IPOLIS - an Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System. The indicator database relies on the concept of quality of life and includes children, young people, and the elderly.

"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) (2005-2006)

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) (2004-2008)

TÁRKI was Hungary's representative in the policy-oriented research Ageing, Health Status and Determinants of Health Expenditure (AHEAD). The project sought 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 considered the link between health expenditure and fertility rates, and the demands placed on health services by non-native populations. Particular attention was paid to the cost of care near death.

Horizontal ex-ante evaluation / National Development Plans (2007)

The National Development Agency (NDA) commissioned a consortium led by TÁRKI to prepare a horizontal evaluation of the effects of the priority axes and interventions defined in the Operational Programmes of the New Hungary Development Plan. The horizontal dimensions analyzed in the course of the evaluation are as follows: long-term economic development, long-term employment, public finances, disadvantaged social groups and social distribution. A separate executive summary belongs to the evaluation report.

World Internet Project (WIP) (2001-2004)

"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 (in 2001). 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.

ESS - The European Social Survey

The ESS is a piece of international comparative research, that aims to monitor 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.