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First round results of Public Policy Research Funding Scheme 2019-20 announced
     The Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) announced today (June 10) the results of the first round applications to the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme in 2019-20.

     The PPR Funding Scheme aims to promote public policy research and provide evidence-based research to facilitate public policy discussion. Applications are accepted throughout the year. For the first round exercise in 2019-20, PICO received 28 applications. On the advice of an assessment panel, PICO has supported six projects with total funding of about $3.3 million.
     Applications to the PPR Funding Scheme are assessed by an assessment panel, chaired by and comprising experienced academics, who will take into account comments of reviewers who are academics and experts outside the panel in considering the applications. Each application is considered on its merits and relevance to public policy development of Hong Kong. A declaration of interests system is in place to ensure that the assessments are fair and impartial.

     Details of the funded projects have been uploaded to PICO's website (www.pico.gov.hk/en/PRFS).
Ends/Monday, June 10, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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