Report and Evaluation of the Fourth Term of Office 1988-1992

The activities of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) fall into five-yearly terms of office. The fourth term of office expired on 31 December 1992.

As at the end of the previous terms of office, the Council should like to provide an account of the way in which it has discharged its statutory responsibilities. This report sets out to provide a summary of the Council's activities. Chapter 1 outlines the responsibilities and organisation of the Council. Chapter 2 deals with the Council's working methods while the Council's reports and their effects within the political system and society in general are discussed in Chapter 3.

Chapter 4 provides an evaluation of the way in which the Council has operated. In doing so the Council is complying with the requirement to provide a periodic evaluation report as laid down in the instructions for external advisory bodies issued by the Prime Minister on 11 March 1987.