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Government adopts 2022 plan for analysis, assessment and research to support decision-making

Government Communications DepartmentGovernment analysis, assessment and research activities
Publication date 25.11.2021 14.08
Press release

On Thursday 25 November, the Government adopted a decision on the 2022 plan for analysis, assessment and research in support of its decision-making.

The objective of the Government plan for analysis, assessment and research in support of decision-making is to ensure that there is a strong and horizontal knowledge base to support decision-making in society. The plan guides analysis, assessment and research activities towards key priority areas that will help to implement the Programme of Prime Minister Marin’s Government.

The information needs detailed in the plan have been identified in the ministries, and some information needs have been specified in more detail through open co-creation.

The plan consists of the following eight main elements and the analysis, assessment and research themes selected for them, along with reservations for other information needs to be specified later:

  1. Finland as a sustainable economy
  2. Carbon neutral Finland that protects biodiversity; housing policy
  3. Globally influential Finland
  4. Safe and secure Finland built on the rule of law – its development and defence policy
  5. Dynamic and thriving Finland, transport networks and agriculture
  6. Finland built on trust and labour market equality
  7. Fair, equal and inclusive Finland
  8. Finland that promotes competence, education, culture and innovation
  9. Governance
  10. Other information needs

The Prime Minister’s Office and the designated ministries for the different themes are responsible for implementing the plan in collaboration with the Government working group for the coordination of research, foresight and assessment activities. An appropriation of EUR 9 million will be allocated for the implementation of the plan. The plan addresses the priority areas and topics for analysis, assessment and research and includes financial estimates and divisions of responsibilities for preparation and guidance.

The studies and research projects will be put out to open tender. Relevance, usability, project quality, expertise of the project implementers, adequacy of resources, communications and information management are used as the selection criteria for commissioned studies and projects. The application period will open on 30 November 2021, and this will be announced later.

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 295 160 300, firstname.lastname(at)

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