The main mission of the IISP is to support and develop ideas and initiatives that have a social effect and suggest new approaches to social policy.
IISP main objectives include:
academic research in social policy and support of independent research in this area;
creation of an extensive information base on the problems of social policy analysis;
organization of a free debate on most burning problems of the modern social development and social policy in Russia and abroad.
Key IISP activities:
grant support for independemt sociological and economic research in social policy issues;
conducting research in social policy issues and partcipation in international projects;
independent expertise and evaluation of social effects of decisions by the authorities, as well as by commercial and non-for-profit organizations;
consultancy in social policy issues;
creation and development of information pools and databases (databases of researchers and research organizations working in the area of social policy in Russia; information support; and data archiving);
informing a debate on most important social policy issues: organization and holding of seminars, conferences, round-table discussions, and other events;
development and implementation of educational programs aimed at the improvement and introduction of new knowledge in social policy;
publication of journals, and academic, educational, reference, and information literature in social policy.