BUDAPEST INSTITUTE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS (BI) was founded by four economists as an independent private think tank in 2008. The founding partners have a background in civil service and research, and an experience of at least seven years in policy analysis and consultancy in some areas of public administration.BI produces research and analysis to support policy making, tracking, and evaluation. The Institute provides policy advice to decision makers, conducts independent policy research, and participates in regional and European research projects.
The role of Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis (BI) in this project is mainly the development of methodological guidance for the project partners in order to ensure the even quality of implementation and evaluation. BI oversees and coordinates (together with MRI) the evaluation and monitoring activities of all pilot projects, as well as assisting MRI in the monitoring of the Hungarian pilot projects. Moreover, BI contributes to scientific reporting towards the European Commission, most importantly by carrying out the quantitative evaluation of the project for the final report of HomeLab and also contributes to the international dissemination of the HomeLab project.