We conduct policy and programme evaluation mainly on the basis of qualitative research methods. We also use case studies, the development of semi-directive interview guidelines, expert interviews, focus group interviews, institutional analysis, as well as analysing education policies and the systems of labour market regulation. One of the main focuses of our work is international comparisons of systems and policy approaches.

We carry out policy evaluations in the area of labour market regulation, active labour market policies, reform of the welfare state and design of the education system. Studies include