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Announcement of first round results of Public Policy Research Funding Scheme 2021-22
     The Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) announced today (June 9) the results of the first round applications to the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme in 2021-22.
     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 2021-22, PICO received 28 applications. On the advice of the Assessment Panel, PICO has supported eight projects with a total funding of about $4.4 million.
     Applications to the PPR Funding Scheme are assessed by an independent assessment panel, chaired by and comprising experienced academics. The assessment panel will also take into account comments of outside reviewers who are academics and experts during the assessment process. Each application is considered on its merits and relevance to public policy development in 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 onto PICO's website (www.pico.gov.hk/en/PRFS).
Ends/Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00
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