KORA, the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, conducts analysis and research on and for municipalities and regions. KORA’s aim is to contribute knowledge that can promote quality improvement, better use of resources and better management in the public sector.
KORA has a special focus on the key regional and local government areas: health, children and young people, social services, labour market and education, and economy and administration.
KORA also works with a broad range of themes reaching across these sectors, for instance public sector productivity and welfare technology.
Examples of the types of assignments that KORA solves are:
- Practice-oriented assessment, evaluation and effect analysis of municipal and regional efforts in all sectors
- Analyses for the health service and the other welfare areas regarding quality, organisation, economy and development
- Research and analysis tasks concerning, for instance, public management, municipal economy and use of resources.
KORA’s staff comprises approximately 100 employees, all with strong research and analytical skills and in-depth sector knowledge. We possess solid skills in both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Our staff includes economists, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, etc.
KORA was established on 1 July 2012 as the result of a merger of three former institutions (AKF, DSI and KREVI). KORA is an independent institute under the Danish Ministry for Social Affairs and the Interior.
The knowledge that KORA creates is independent. The Institute advises public authorities and disseminates the results of its work to the relevant public and private stakeholders, and the public in general.
KORA carries out analysis and research for both public and private organisations.