The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) does scientific research aimed at contributing to the economic decision-making process of politicians and policymakers. Besides economic forecasting, widely known CPB publications include its analyses of the election manifestos of political parties and societal cost-benefit analyses of infrastructural plans. Besides these, CPB does quantitative and qualitative analysis in a large number of issue areas. CPB analyses policy proposals in a number of different ways and also evaluates the effects of policy measures that have already been implemented. It also conducts research into a numerous other areas—for example, the economic effects of ageing, globalisation, health care, education, the financial crisis, or the regulation of market orders. Such work is sometimes co-financed externally, in particular by Dutch ministries or the European Commission.