To produce research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.
To be an internationally recognised, independent, multi-disciplinary centre for team-based, policy-focused and empirically driven research in the social sciences.
To develop and implement a sustainable research agenda that matches closely the current economic and social challenges facing Ireland.
Supporting Goal 1
To contribute evidence for research and policymaking by developing statistical techniques, conducting surveys, and developing administrative data sets in a manner that supports the Institute’s primary goal of undertaking policy-focused research.
Supporting Goal 2
To implement organisational and business strategies to support the research agenda and dissemination and communication of its findings, and to help ensure that ESRI institutional values are sustained.