MDI evaluated Northern Finland Regional Development Programs 2014-2017

MDI carried out external evaluation of the regional development programs in Northern Finland regions – Kainuu, Lapland, Central and Northern Ostrobothnia. The evaluation was carried out during autumn 2016 and it focused on the effectiveness and functionality of the regional development program and entire regional development system. The main objective of the evaluation was to examine the impact and the results of each regional development program and the factors that contributed to or hampered the development. MDI also made suggestions how impact and effectiveness of regional development program and performance of regional development system could be improved in every region. In addition, the work drew attention to the regional foresight and resilience, as well as promotion of low carbon economy. The data was collected through document analysis, questionnaires, interviews and a workshop in each region.

MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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