Monthly Archives: October 2020

Bridge agreements have had a positive effect on regional development

MDI carried out a study  for the Ministry of Employment and the Economy on the operating model, process and effects of bridge agreements between the state and the regions and presented proposals for developing the operating model. In 2018–2020, the state entered into bridge agreements with Southwest Finland, Kainuu, Pirkanmaa and North-Savo to identify and … Continue reading Bridge agreements have had a positive effect on regional development

Big cities are in trouble – changes in urban policy are needed

MDI provided a concise overview of urban development in the post-corona period. In addition to this urban policy update, it also highlighted the role of the Association of Finnish Municipalities in the making of urban policy. The work was produced for the Association of Finnish Municipalities as part of the ‘To the City!’ -project, in … Continue reading Big cities are in trouble – changes in urban policy are needed

There is effective co-operation in rural development in Kainuu, but the goal-orientation must be strengthened

The evaluation carried out by MDI examined the implementation of the Kainuu Regional Rural Development Plan 2014–2020 and whether it was effective and met its objectives. In addition, good practices in project and business support were examined. The evaluation was carried out in the period April – September 2020, based on documentary and indicator analysis, … Continue reading There is effective co-operation in rural development in Kainuu, but the goal-orientation must be strengthened

A peer review of the four provincial programmes was launched

The regional councils of the provinces of Southwest Finland, Uusimaa, Kanta-Häme and Kymenlaakso have decided to carry out the evaluation of their provincial programmes in the form of a peer review between the councils. The peer review started on 30.9. with an evaluation workshop in Turku, launching a series of four evaluation workshops. The role … Continue reading A peer review of the four provincial programmes was launched

The method of synthetic control is utilised in the evaluation of the new operating model for Häme’s TE-Services

During the autumn of 2020, MDI, together with Owal Group Oy and Melkior, will carry out an operational and impact assessment of the new operating model for Häme’s TE-Services. The aim in developing the operating model is to build, together with private service providers, a new customer-producer model for unemployed jobseekers in the Forssa office … Continue reading The method of synthetic control is utilised in the evaluation of the new operating model for Häme’s TE-Services