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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 […]

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Tuesday July 13th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Next Generation Prato: scientific supervision for the PNRR local strategy in the Municipality of Prato

With the Next Generation Prato, the document outlining strategies and projects to exploit the opportunities offered by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), the Municipality of Prato continues its process towards ecological, digital and circular transition. The document Next Generation Prato is the result of a participatory work, which stems from the permanent working […]

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Thursday July 1st, 2021 ARCO LAB

RigenERPrato: Social Impact Bonds as a possible solution to the housing emergency?

The project RigenERPrato, financed by the Department of Public Administration within the Social Innovation Fund, aims at supporting the process towards achieving personal autonomy for families hosted in public housing units in the Municipality of Prato. The project main programmed activities include the provision of personalised support services that can meet the specific household needs […]

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Wednesday June 9th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Fostering the inclusion of children with disabilities: the Emancipatory Research in Tanzania

In the Iringa District, conditions of children with disabilities and their families are very harsh. Despite some improvements in policies and regulations, the situation for education access is still critical. In fact, children with disabilities are often abandoned to themselves, hidden at home, and deprived of the opportunity to go to school.  In order to [...]

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Saturday May 15th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Assessing multidimensional well-being and capabilities of migrants hosted in the Italian reception system

How does migratory experience impact migrants’ well-being? In their paper “Assessing multidimensional well-being and capabilities of migrants hosted in the Italian reception system”, published on the latest issue of the magazine Science and Peace, Researchers Matteo Belletti, Federico Ciani and Scientific Director Mario Biggeri describe the evolution of the multidimensional well-being and capabilities of migrants […]

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SROI Analysis, measuring companies social performance

Measuring the SROI index, Social Return on Investment, allows companies and/or organizations to measure the impact of their investments or corporate welafre projects in terms of social performance. The concept of social impact has received increasing attention in recent years, especially from social enterprises and third sector organizations that wish to know, evaluate and communicate [...]

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Tuesday May 4th, 2021 ARCO LAB

Annual Report of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, stakeholder engagement and innovation

The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was the first fabriceria in Italy to publish its Annual Report in 2016, beginning an annual process of social, economic and financial reporting. Every year, the Annual Report aims to narrate the successes and difficulties that the Foundation overcomes in protecting the cultural and artistic heritage […]