Category Archive for "Thematic articles"

The age of ageing

Laboratório de Investimento Social

At no previous point in history has there ever been an age structure in which the older age groups are larger than the younger ones. The demographic shift is unprecedented and will challenge policy makers, civil society and individuals. Yet…

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Loneliness, the silent killer

Laboratório de Investimento Social

“Loneliness is not just an unpleasant emotion. Loneliness and social isolation can have grave consequences on mental and physical health. Knowing that, there is much more that can be done.” Moving from ambiguous to clear Loneliness can be defined as…

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The Phenomenon of Homelessness

Laboratório de Investimento Social

“Estimates of the world´s homeless population in addition to those living in poor housing conditions reach figures of 1 Billion, including 3 Million in Western Europe.”                             …

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Capacity building models – What are they and what works best?

Fiona O'Driscoll

Organisational capacity is a range of interrelated components that give an organisation the ability to perform effectively – to do the right things in the best way to achieve their mission – and capacity building is activities and/or actions put…

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Non-cognitive skills – Why so important?

Sara Guerreiro de Sousa

“Numerous instances can be cited of people with high IQs who fail to achieve success in life because they lacked self-discipline and of people with low IQs who succeeded by virtue of persistence, reliability and self-discipline” by Heckman & Rubinstein…

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O Desemprego Jovem em Portugal (Only available in Portuguese)

Joana Cruz Ferreira

“(…) De acordo com dados de 2011 do Eurofound, um NEEF português (não empregados, não estudantes, e que não estão em formação) custa em média €8.610 por ano ao Estado, o que representa um total de €2.690 milhões por ano.”…

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Capacity Building for Social Impact in Portugal’s Social Sector Organisations

Fiona O'Driscoll

The need for capacity building in social organisations to increase their impact readiness was the key subject for Impetus Private Equity Foundation’s 2014 report to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce called “Building the Capacity for Impact”. This report is the starting point…

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A retenção escolar em Portugal (Portuguese Version Only)

Joana Cruz Ferreira

De acordo com os mais recentes dados do Conselho Nacional de Educação, anualmente, mais de 150.000 alunos do sistema educativo português ficam retidos no mesmo ano de escolaridade. De acordo com os dados do PISA 2012, cerca de 35% dos…

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Os Números Preocupantes da Diabetes (Portuguese version only)

Joana Cruz Ferreira

A diabetes afeta cerca de 387 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo e estima-se que em 2035 atinja os 592 milhões. Portugal é um dos países europeus com maior taxa de incidência desta doença e os dados revelam que…

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