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Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) 2002f
PO Box 20004 The Hague 2500 EA, The Netherlands
tel:31 70 356 4600 fax:31 70 356 4685

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1972.

General Description: WRR aims to promote a long-term view of government policies by exploring new problems, analyzing existing problems in a broad context, and identifying new perspectives and solutions. The council can deal with any topic of government policy, as long as it is concerned with the future, relates to major a social issue, and is not limited to a single sector in nature. The WRR Act of Establishment lays down a minimum of five members and a maximum of 11, which are appointed for five years and may be reappointed once. The council has a bureau (scientific and administrative staff from various disciplines), which supports the multidisciplinary approach of its activities.

Annual Budget: USD 35 million (2001)

(As of December, 2002)

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