Between 12 and 16 November 2012, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency will receive an international audit committee of scientists, led by Ms Lea Kauppi, Director General of SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute. The committee is to judge the quality of PBL products and services, and to possibly make recommendations regarding the way PBL carries out its function of intermediary between policy and research.
The audit is being held at the request of the PBL Advisory Committee, which oversees the quality of the work and working methods of PBL as well as the societal relevance of its publications. In preparation of this visitation the PBL has done a self-evaluation: Self-evaluation Report May 2008 – May 2012. This report is input for the international audit committee.