Activities at INESAN are divided into five basic areas:
The main aim of INESAN is the development of scientific knowledge in the field of social sciences through fundamental and applied research.
Fundamental research of the institute desire to expand knowledge in six specific categories: methodological research, ethically responsible behaviour, managerial studies, information and communication technologies, environmental and social and health issues.
Applied research projects are focused on using theoretical knowledge in practice. Applied research implies the research that is put to practical use and is beneficial to solve practical problems.
The main outcomes we can provide in applied research are certified methodologies, software applications or specialized maps with expert content.
INESAN provides contract research, which includes services for both private sector and public institutions. It is always performed on the basis of a specific directive for the concrete subject. Contract research is provided by experienced INESAN researchers using their years of experience and knowledge. Cooperation with experts from different fields of research allows us to respond to subject needs and demands with flexibility. The results of contract research are always the exclusive property of the submitter.
For more information on how to carry out contract research for your organization, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within the framework of its authority, INESAN offers expertise and prepares studies of projects / programs. We also prepare conceptual and methodological documents, process already implemented projects / programs and prepare analyses leading to the impact evaluation of target group activities. INESAN shall prepare an analysis of data sets and conclusions and recommendations.
Another activity that INESAN provides is tender documents preparation (ToR). We can formulate specific questions and requirements relating to the preparation of evaluation projects or tender documents.
INESAN´s aim is to raise evaluation awareness and to make possible their widespread use. We are also working on the development of innovative evaluation methodologies and the dissemination of proven best practices of evaluation and social science research.
INESAN´s mission is to introduce evaluation results to the professional and general public. We therefore regularly prepare and publish the results of research and evaluation surveys along with completed projects. Results can be found on the Institute websites in the “Our Projects” section.
INESAN also had become a publisher of first journal systematically focused on evaluations called Evaluation Theory and Practice. Evaluation Theory and Practice has been a biannual publication since summer 2013.