All work of the WRR is public and published in one of four series.

  • Reports to the government: extensive reports containing advice on government policy
  • Policy briefs: shorter publications containing reflection on current topics, along with recommendations
  • Investigations: publications in which the WRR points out societal issues
  • Working papers: background studies written to support advisory projects

In addition to these four series, the WRR occasionally issues publications, videos and podcasts on current topics.

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  1. Migration diversity and social cohesion. Resassessing the Dutch policy Agenda

    Migration patterns in Western European countries have changed fundamentally in recent decades. A more active policy should be ...

    Report | 06-12-2022 | Roel Jennissen, Mark Bovens, Godfried Engbersen, Meike Bokhorst

  2. An introduction to the WRR 2022

    The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is an independent advisory body for government policy. Its ...

    Video | 01-11-2022

  3. Sustainable healthcare, a matter of choice. People, resources and public support

    In general, Dutch healthcare performs well, but there are major bottlenecks in parts of the system. To guarantee quality and ...

    Report | 03-05-2022 | Marianne de Visser, Gijbert Werner, Arthur van Riel

  4. European Variations as a key to cooperation

    Enjoy a vivid discussion about the need for variation in the European Union between Ernst Hirsch Berlin, member of the Scientific ...

    Audio clip | 30-11-2021

  5. Navigating and anticipating in uncertain times

    It is crucial that organisations are prepared for different future scenarios for the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. This can ...

    Publication | 16-11-2021

  6. Better Work: The Impact of Automation, Flexibilization and Intensification of Work

    The automation, flexibilization and intensification of work will have significant consequences for people who still have jobs in ...

    Report | 15-11-2021 | Monique Kremer, Robert Went, Godfried Engbersen

  7. Mission AI. The New System Technology

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is the combustion engine of the twenty-first century. The technology is currently moving out of the ...

    Report | 10-11-2021

  8. Human rights as benchmarks of artifcial intelligence

    This is a Working paper on Artificial Intelligence focusing on human rights

    Working Paper | 07-10-2021 | Ernst Hirsch Ballin

  9. Preparing for Digital Disruption

    Often without our even noticing it, digital infrastructure is closely intertwined with processes that are essential to our ...

    Report | 28-09-2021 | Erik Schrijvers, Corien Prins, Reijer Passchier

  10. Strengthening EU Policy based on European Variations as a Key to Cooperation

    On the occasion of the start of the EU conference on the future of Europe, the WRR issued a memorandum on options for approaching ...

    Publication | 19-07-2021