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Thursday March 26th, 2020 ARCO LAB

5 key benefits of external evaluation for cooperation and development projects

ARCO Research Center is personally committed in spreading the culture of evaluation. The reason is simple: evaluation is the only way to understand which interventions really work and why! I have learned that success depends on knowing what works  Bill Gates Thanks to the evaluation, organizations can focus their efforts - and resources - on [...]

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Thursday March 5th, 2020 ARCO LAB

Regeneration of urban spaces and buildings, a new European publication!

Cities play an essential role in the transition to the Circular Economy. Indeed, it is increasingly necessary to develop innovative policies for the reduction of energy consumption, emissions and waste and for their management. The Handbook on the Sustainable & Circular Re-Use of Spaces and Buildings, written by the members of the Partnership of the [...]

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Thursday February 27th, 2020 ARCO LAB

Impact evaluation of the projects promoted by the Fund to contrast educational poverty of minors

In 2018, ARCO's Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Evaluation has been chosen as external evaluator in 5 projects promoted by the Fund to contrast educational poverty of minors, managed by the social business Con i Bambini. Involved in 6 regional and national projects,  Reserachers have developed and implemented, for esach, specific impact evaluation plans. An experience [...]

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 ARCO LAB

Spatial analysis, GIS and digital cartography: a training to integrate ARCO’s services

Spatial analysis have become increasingly important in development projects due to their ability to transform geographic data into visual representations. With Geo-spatial analysis we aim at defining a set of methodologies, tools and data through which it is possible to offer a cartographic representation of spatial phenomena, and to perform statistical analysis onto data having [...]

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Wednesday February 12th, 2020 ARCO LAB

Urban resilience: the role of companies disclosures from SDG perspective

A resilient city is a sustainable network of physical systems and human communities that is built for strength and flexibility, rather than brittleness and fragility. The concept of urban resilience has recently begun to span from academic debates to other, more loosely connected, fields such as social and economic policies related to security, risk and [...]

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Monday January 20th, 2020 ARCO LAB

Integrated Sustainable Development Index, a new index to monitor Sustainable Development Goals

To monitor the progress made in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jeffrey Sachs and his colleagues at the Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) developed the SDG Index and Dashboard. Although this tool is useful for analysing progression over time and implementation of sustainable development goals in different countries, the index does [...]

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Wednesday January 8th, 2020 ARCO LAB

The EHD methodology: evaluating human development

EHD methodolgy This is how we created the EHD Methodoloy which uses a people-centred approach, delivers evidence-based results in a short time, allows to easily communicate complex results and it is low-cost. The EHD methodology goes beyond the traditional evaluations, which are focused on monodimensional outcomes. Based on the Capability Approach developed by Amartya Sen, […]

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Wednesday December 18th, 2019 ARCO LAB

Social impact reporting: a model for Third Sector organizations

The recent Third Sector Reform in Italy focuses more on accountability and transparency of Third Sector organizations and social businesses. However, due to their intrinsic diversity both locally and nationally, it is difficult to identify a univocal model capable of reporting the responsibilities and social impact of all Third Sector entities. The Social Economy Unit [...]

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