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Population forecast for region of South Ostrobotnia

MDI calculated a specific population forecast for the region of South Ostrobotnia based on the forecast model designed in February 2019. In addition, a general overview of the expected prognosis on a municipal level was produced. In the regional forecast, the three basic elements of the population were considered: natural population growth, migration, and immigration. … Continue reading Population forecast for region of South Ostrobotnia

MDI reviewed the preparation of the health and social services reform – the process was marked by uncertainty and ambiguity

Our report on the preparation of the provincial and social reform has now been published. The final report highlights both the challenges and successes of the reform process. The major legislative project of ex-Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government’s was the reform of the regional administration encompassing also a major reform to the healthcare system. Preparation … Continue reading MDI reviewed the preparation of the health and social services reform – the process was marked by uncertainty and ambiguity

MDI to study the preconditions for expanding free pre-school education in Tampere City Region

MDI will study the current state of pre-school education, specifically, the costs of and preconditions for the extension of free pre-school education to Tampere City Region. The report describes the current state of pre-school education in the municipalities of the urban area, develops the comparability of the pre-primary education and economic data on the municipalities, … Continue reading MDI to study the preconditions for expanding free pre-school education in Tampere City Region

The ’Ring Rail Line’ has given a strong growth boost to Vantaa – a national framework is needed to evaluate the wider impacts

On a national scale, Vantaa’s Ring Rail Line is a major investment in transport which will have a significant impact on land use and infrastructure. The significance of the track is much greater than just the traffic flow. It is a user interface that influences Vantaa’s ability to absorb the growth of the metropolitan area … Continue reading The ’Ring Rail Line’ has given a strong growth boost to Vantaa – a national framework is needed to evaluate the wider impacts

‘Work Trial’ is a functional and cost-effective service that will continue to be needed

MDI carried out a study, ‘Work trial as a service’ provided by the TE Office for the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. We examined the experiences of the work trials service as reported by clients, participating workplaces and specialists from the TE Office. According to the study, the financial benefits of work trials are … Continue reading ‘Work Trial’ is a functional and cost-effective service that will continue to be needed