Research and Public Policy Department

The Research and Policy Department conducts research, public policy analysis, and program evaluation at the Oversight Board. The staff is comprised of economists, attorneys, public policy, and public administration experts, with extensive knowledge and experience in local public policy issues.

The Department also presents ideas, proposals, and analysis to support the public debate about what changes Puerto Rico needs to prosper, and how Puerto Rico can achieve sustainable economic growth and good governance.

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Essay: Federal Paycheck Protection Program

November 30, 2020

In Puerto Rico, more than 39,000 eligible entities have received financial relief through the

Policy Paper: Civil Service Reform

October 13, 2020

In an effort to understand the current state of human resource management in the

Essay: Improving Public Procurement in PR – Leveraging information and communication technologies to enhance transparency

September 11, 2020

Government procurement in Puerto Rico is responsible for some of the highest levels of

Essay: Rethinking Government, a new Commonwealth-Muni partnership

June 17, 2020

Given the challenges of the central government and the fiscal sustainability of many municipal

Essay: Small Businesses and COVID-19 – How to target CARES funds to meet the needs of SMEs during this time

June 8, 2020

While being major players of the economy, many small businesses are unable to weather

Essay: Public Health and COVID-19 – Weak Public Health Infrastructure Hinders our ability to respond to this and Future outbreaks

May 14, 2020

Modernizing Puerto Rico’s public health surveillance systems should be a top priority.  Author: Arnaldo

Research Data Tools

The Research and Policy Department produces maps, charts, data sets, infographics, and other visual resources as part of our commitment to make complex research and data accessible to a wider audience.

Explore these platforms, take advantage of the open data access they provide and helps us bring more informed policy-making to Puerto Rico.