Publications

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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Why knowing what to do is not enough. A realistic perspective on self-reliance

This book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. It focuses on the role of non-cognitive ...

Report | 14-10-2019 | Anne-Greet Keizer, Will Tiemeijer, Mark Bovens

Knowing what to do is not enough - extended version

Policymakers often assume that most of us are self-reliant. But even if we know perfectly well what we ought to do, we often ...

Video | 08-10-2019

Introduction Knowing what to do is not enough

Policymakers often assume that most of us are self-reliant. But even if we know perfectly well what we ought to do, we often ...

Video | 08-10-2019

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27-06-2019

Summary Money and Debt: The Public Role of Banks

Summary of WRR-report no. 100: Money and Debt. The public role of banks.

Publication | 04-06-2019

Money Creation - How does it work?

Video | 03-06-2019

Variation in the European Union

The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) translated its study about the future of the European Union, ...

Press release | 11-03-2019

Scientific Council: 'Be on guard against close ties between philanthropy and government'

While there are advantages to cooperation between governments and philanthropic organisations, parties should be on guard against ...

Press release | 31-10-2018

Compensation for Victims of Disasters in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands

In 'Compensation for Victims of Disasters in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands', Véronique Bruggeman and Michael Faure ...

Working Paper | 10-10-2018

Summary The World in a City

All across Europe, municipal governments are drawing up strategies for assimilating various groups of migrants in the local ...

Investigation | 11-07-2018