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Social Research Center Inc. (TARKI) 2002f
Budaorsi ut 45. Budapest H-1112, Hungary
tel:36-1 309 7676 fax:36-1 309 7666

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1985.

General Description: TARKI conducts research on a wide range of issues related to social stratification, labor markets, income distribution, consumption and lifestyle patterns and attitudes, focusing increasingly on market research applications. The TARKI Group contains a for-profit shareholding company and a nonprofit consortium, whose membership is comprised of social science research departments at universities and academic and nonacademic research centers. Social research- consultancy; software development; conducting surveys and opinion polls; producing strategy papers, microsimulation databases, monitoring reports and business cycle research reports based on enterprise samples-is TARKI's most important activity. The center has a nationwide interviewer network that carries out some 60 surveys a year for clients including government agencies, research funds, international organizations and private companies. The TARKI Social Science Databank archives, stores and publishes these surveys. Recently TARKI, together with CVVM (Prague), CBOS (Warsaw) and PMCG (Brussels), founded the Central European Opinion Research Group (CEORG) for joint surveys.

Annual Budget: USD 11 million (2000)

(As of December, 2002)

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