Professional Services Unit other research
These research and reports have been commissioned by the Department. Comments from the users on the data, analyses and conclusions of the bulletins would be welcomed by PSU.
- Measuring the Quality of Life of Disabled People and their Families Scoping Study Final Report
- Overview of DfC Information Sources - June 2017
- An insight into Food Banks in Northern Ireland
- Department for Social Development Research Compendium 2015
- An insight into Non-UK Nationals access to benefits in Northern Ireland
DfC Economic and Social Research Review
The PSU team have produced the Department’s Economic and Social Research Review. The purpose of the review document is to capture and disseminate key economic and social research relevant to the Department’s policy agenda to inform evidence-based policy making.
PSU regularly engages with other research providers and monitors relevant reports and publications which can inform policy development and delivery. To ensure the key areas of research included within this review are of strategic relevance to the Department the report begins by setting out the key research highlights identified over the past 12 month period followed by a summary of significant research reports relevant to the Department’s cross cutting themes:
- Wellbeing & Inclusion
- Sustainability & Inclusive Growth
- Agility & Innovation
It is the aim of PSU that this document will be a valuable source of best practice economic and social research published by individuals, organisations and researchers in the fields relevant to the Department’s priorities. It is hoped that the research review supports policy makers in building the evidence base on the key challenges we face and contributes to the successful delivery of the DfC Strategy.
The following reports are based on research commissioned by the Department’s Social Policy Unit (SPU).