About the Project Office IRP
From 2008 to May 2013, the Project Office Islam Research Programme (Project Office IRP) coordinated and administered the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ research programme ‘Strengthening knowledge of and dialogue with the Islamic/Arab world’, in short, Islam Research Programme on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Social Development (DSO/OO). The IRP Programme facilitated research on contemporary developments in the Muslim world that were relevant to Dutch policy development in the field of international cooperation. As such, the Project Office was in charge of the overall coordination and administration of the research programme.
The Project Office IRP was administered by a consortium of Leiden University (LU) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory (PwC). Within Leiden University, the Project Office IRP was hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development (VVI).