John Raven was a Senior Research Officer in the ESRI from 1967 until 1974. He has continued with his research into the nature, development, and assessment of competence and the management of public provision, especially the management of the educational system and the arrangements needed for sustainability. See www.eyeonsociety.co.uk and http://www.johnraven.co.uk/index.html
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.