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ARCO’s Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methodologies – Ed. 2017

ARCO’s Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methodologies – Ed. 2017

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

ARCO’s Summer School 2017 on Impact Evaluation Methodologies will take place in two sessions! The first session will be held in Luxembourg from 12th-14th July. The Summer School is organized by LISER, ARCO, DISIA (Department of Statistics, University of Florence) and co-sponsored by the European Social Fund Project (ESF), the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social […]

ARCO research published on the Magazine of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development

ARCO research published on the Magazine of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

In its last issue published in March 2017, the Magazine of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development “La Cooperazione Italiana Informa” included an article on the paper published by our scientific director Prof. Mario Biggeri with our researcher Federico Ciani and Andrea Ferrannini on The European Journal of Development Research.: “Aid Effectiveness and Multilevel Governance: […]

ARCO is looking for an International or national expert (Turkish speaking) in M&E

ARCO is looking for an International or national expert (Turkish speaking) in M&E

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

ARCO is looking for an International or national expert (Turkish speaking) in M&E for an assignment of up to 64 expert‐days in the period 14/4/2017-30/9/2017 The expert should have the following profile. a) General qualification: At least Master’s degree in social science, agriculture or business (or related background) At least 5 to 8 years of professional […]

Field research in Gaza Strip on enterprises managed by Women with Disabilities

Field research in Gaza Strip on enterprises managed by Women with Disabilities

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

From January the 21st to February the 3rd, ARCO was again on the field in Palestine for the sustainability assessment of 15 enterprises managed by women with disabilities. The research was implemented in Gaza Strip in the domain a of the international cooperation project WE WORK led by the Italian NGO Educaid and funded by […]

Presentation of the digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Presentation of the digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The reprinting in ebook format of the book “Merceologia Generale (Commodity Science – General principles)”, first issued in 1933, by Roberto Salvadori gives the chance to tribute a “forgotten” professor of the University of Florence, and to show how the topics studied in Commodity Science are useful not only in academia but also for policy […]

ARCO is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research on the wellbeing of women with disabilities in Palestine

ARCO is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research on the wellbeing of women with disabilities in Palestine

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On November 16th-20th, Federico Ciani, the coordinator of the research unit on inclusive development is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research process facilitated by ARCO in Beit Sahour, Nablus and Ramallah (West Bank – Palestine). The emancipatory research was implemented in the domain of the international cooperation project Particip-Action funded by the […]

World café about disability and employability: the ICF framework for work inclusion for people with disabilities

World café about disability and employability: the ICF framework for work inclusion for people with disabilities

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On Monday 14th of November in our office in Prato, we had a productive meeting with 43 professionals of the local social and health system from the areas of Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Empoli and nearby districts. With the World café methodology, we discussed the main feature of the disability evaluation form we are working on […]

ARCO per il “Fondo per il contrasto alla povertà educativa minorile”

ARCO per il “Fondo per il contrasto alla povertà educativa minorile”

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In occasione della pubblicazione dei primi due Bandi finanziati dal Fondo per il Contrasto alla Povertà Educativa Minorile, istituito dal Protocollo di intesa tra ACRI e Governo ed attuato dall’impresa sociale Con i Bambini, il Comitato di Indirizzo Strategico del Fondo ha definito come prioritaria l’elaborazione di una strategia di valutazione d’impatto delle azioni che […]

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

From October the 25th to the 28th, Federico Ciani, the coordinator of the research unit on Inclusive Development held a three days training on quantitative impact evaluation techniques in Mbabane (Swaziland). The training included both theoretical sessions and practical sessions where the researchers applied the methodologies learnt during theoretical sessions through the use of econometric […]

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Within the project ” Integrazione Imprenditoriale ” carried out by the Chamber of Commerce of Prato and funded by Tuscany Region – Progetto Prato, researchers of our Strategic Unit on Local Development Leonardo Borsacchi and Andrea Ferrannini, in collaboration with entrepreneurial associations, are carrying out the development and testing of a new design certification model […]