The Department's Policy Research Programme (PRP) funds research in three main ways:
(i) long-term programmes of research in academic policy research units, designed to meet the longer-term research needs of the Department as well as to provide rapid response functions;
(ii) large-scale initiatives, comprising linked groups of studies, providing a range of empirical evidence on a key policy area or issue; and
(iii) single projects and literature or scoping reviews. PRP research is usually commissioned by open competitive tender.
A list of PRP-funded research starting between April 2006 and September 2012 has been placed in the Library.