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 of Häme’s TE-Services. The model is based on a results-based approach. The desired results of the operating model for the client are employment, entrepreneurship, study or a positive transition towards the labour market in a service that promotes employment. The operating model is implemented in the Forssa area.

The evaluation work includes the evaluation of service procurement and the functionality of the service, the evaluation of the effectiveness and added value of the service model and the evaluation of the inputs and outputs achieved with them. In addition, regional statistical comparative analyses are carried out using the method of synthetic control. In the analysis, a synthetic reference municipality as similar as possible to Forssa is formed via statistical method, consisting of a combination of several other municipalities.

This analysis provides information on whether, since the introduction of the service model in Forssa, the development has been more positive in relation to the objectives of the service model compared to the synthetic benchmark. At the same time, it is also being investigated which municipalities in the service’s target area should be used as suitable reference targets in future. The evaluation will eventually provide information on the future development of the operating model being evaluated.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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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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