In the 2016 research proposal, Forte was commissioned to carry through a specific initiative on the quality, organisation and processes of welfare. The initiative aims at providing a scientifically substantiated knowledge base about the organisation and governance of health care and social services.

The initiative is made in the light of the ongoing discussion about new forms of governance in the welfare sector and the identified need to develop them. In the 2016 research proposal, the Swedish government express a need for knowledge about how work practices, processes, management and organisation can promote evidence-based and innovative health care and social services from a national, regional and local perspective.

Forte will receive increased funding between 2017 and 2020 to carry through the initiative. During this period, Forte will announce several calls for proposals.