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Monday October 25th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Outcome Harvesting: assessing your social impact

The Outcome harvesting is an evaluation methodology that allows to explore the intended and unintended, positive and negative outcomes triggered by an intervention of its beneficiaries and main stakeholders. Rather than comparing the planned outcomes with the achieved ones, the Outcome Harvesting collects evidence of outcomes defined as the changes in behaviour, practices, relationships and [...]

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Thursday October 21st, 2021 ARCO LAB

Voluntary Local Reviews as drivers for SDG Localisation

Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) have recently emerged as a powerful tool to localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representing an innovation by and for the cities to advance progress on their local priorities in a participatory, inclusive and transparent manner. VLR process can substantially accelerate the localisation of the SDGs in many core elements of [...]

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Friday October 1st, 2021 ARCO LAB

Benefits of a synergy between external and internal evaluation strategies

External evaluation of development projects and programmes is increasingly required in calls for proposals by public and private, Italian and European, funding bodies. An evaluation study prepared by an external organization provides a more objective view of the degree of achievement of planned objectives and results. However, benefits of external evaluation are maximised when NGOs […]

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Friday September 24th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Sustainable tourism analysis: promoting territories and local contexts

Sustainable tourism promotes the enhancement and protection of socio-cultural and environmental resources at local level. It also allows to revitalise specific areas and their communities by focusing on their special features in order to open up new future prospects for inclusive and sustainable development. Through the sustainable tourism analysis, local authorities can plan new strategies [...]

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Friday September 17th, 2021 ARCO LAB

CapabITALY, the Italian academic network for sustainable human development

CapabITALY is a network of scholars, lecturers, researchers who apply the principles of the Capability Approach in different disciplines. The networks aims at promoting evidence-based policies for sustainable human development. Capability Approach The Capability Approach is a theoretical framework introduced by Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics  Amartya Sen in the 1980s. This approach has since [...]

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Wednesday September 1st, 2021 ARCO LAB

What is a Voluntary Local Review and why is it important for the SDGs Localization?

The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) is an analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a specific local context, thus, a very important monitoring tool for their implementation at city or regional level. The process of SDGs localization that starts with the Voluntary Local Review allows local authorities to identify their own priorities and territorial [...]

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Thursday July 29th, 2021 ARCO LAB

SDGs Localization, 6 Policy Guidelines for social cohesion and social and solidarity economy best practices

The pandemic is widening the structural inequalities that exist within and among countries, not only for the most vulnerable groups of people but also for vulnerable territories, threatening both social and territorial cohesion. Moreover, the pandemic is making evident the interconnections between the social, economic and environmental spheres, alerting us to the importance of achieving [...]

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Wednesday July 21st, 2021 ARCO LAB

Community health financing: a model to protect households from unexpected health costs in informal settings

In low- and middle-income countries, catastrophic health expenditures and economic hardship constitute a common risk for households’ welfare. Community health financing (CHF) represents a viable option to improve financial protection, but robust impact evaluations are needed to advance the debate concerning universal health coverage in informal settings. In their latest article “Financial protection and coping […]