Independent Institute for Social Policy / History
The Independent Institute for Social Policy (IISP) has grown out the Social Policy: Challenges of the XXI Century program. The Program is supported by the
Ford Foundation and makes grants for research in social policy.
In December 2000, the IISP was registered as an autonomous non-for-profit organization.
The Founders of the IISP are organizations well known both in Russia and internationally.
The Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research (VCIOM) is Russia's oldest sociological center with experience in conducting major social policy studies both in Russia and abroad.
The Academy of the National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (ANE) is an educational and research center known for research projects in the field of Russia's economic reform. Besides, the Academy is a major higher school training managers in a variety of fields and providing graduate and post-graduate courses for economists and sociologists.
The VCIOM and ANE are high-authoritative research institutions that have established a number of non-for-profit economic and sociological research organizations.