The Research Bureau prepares professional concepts, strategies, action plans, carries out applied research and participates in the founding of the Ministry of Human Capacities' decisions on supporting family policy and demography-related objectives. In cooperation with other departments of the Institute, it is also active in scientific research, methodological development and service, as well as in statistical and information services.
Tasks of the Research Bureau:
a. to collect all information and statistics relevant to the areas of expertise that are available in areas covered by legislation and professional strategic documents;
b. to help the foundation of professional decision-making activities of the sector management;
c. to assess the necessary conditions, available services and other benefits as well as their effectiveness;
d. to cooperate closely with social and economic actors, civil and religious organizations;
e. to cooperate continuously with academic research institutes, higher education workshops and research institutes in the examination of the foundational principles and toolkit of family policy;
f. to conduct domestic research in cooperation with research institutes and also independently, depending on the availability of resources;
g. to participate in international co-operations and research activities;
h. to address the challenges arising from demographic trends;
i. to examine the situation of families and their functioning through the tools of sociology, psychology and economics; to carry out basic research; to support and ground decision-making with the results obtained in scientifically and to provide an adequate research and scientific background for both the Institute and the Ministry of Human Capacities.
The Bureau for Policy Analysis prepares and coordinates professional concepts, strategies, action plans and participates in the preparation of the Ministry of Human Capacities' decisions on supporting family policy and demography-related objectives. In cooperation with other departments of the Institute, it is also active in policy analysis, methodological development and service as well as in statistical and information services.
Tasks of the Bureau for Policy Analysis:
a. to contribute to the implementation of tasks related to the field of expertise by preparing background materials;
b. by analyzing and post-analyzing databases, to ensure that, in addition to the planned analyzes, rapidly needed decision-making preparatory studies are being prepared;
c. to assist in the design and implementation of programs and concepts within its field of expertise;
d. to contribute to the development of statistical, data collection and information systems of the specialist field;
e. to assist the family policy and demography sector's professional strategy development, analytical, planning and development tasks of the Ministry of Human Capacities, to assist in the preparation of decisions affecting the sector and to evaluate the impact of decisions;
f. to participate in the elaboration of strategic documents, action plans and professional programs and relevant policy development concepts in the family policy and demography sector.