The research area “Policy-Analysis & Evaluation” is concerned with the analysis of public policies primarily in Switzerland. The members of the research division conduct research and evaluation projects in different policy fields in the framework of research funding and contract research. Specifically, we focus on the analysis of policy making and institutional change, and on conceptual and methodological issues regarding the evaluation of public policies. Furthermore, various research projects address questions regarding the political behavior in Switzerland at national and cantonal levels. In addition to the project-oriented research activities, the members are involved in academic and non-academic training and education, and also act as consultants in their area of expertise.