Posts Tagged "SIB Research Programme"

Assumptions: one of the challenges of a SIB feasibility study

Laboratório de Investimento Social

“(…) Whether the assumptions are about the cohort size or the daily cost per offender, they have to be set carefully in order to represent the most probable case. As said before, this process is just as challenging as setting…

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How much time is enough… but not too much?

Laboratório de Investimento Social

“(…) the definition of outcome metrics are extremely important for a contract such as a Social Impact Bond. For the service provider, the outcome metrics are the motivation to be socially efficient (…), for the commissioner, they guarantee a social…

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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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Phase for Expressions of Interest for Social Impact Bonds Launched

Laboratório de Investimento Social

“Portugal Inovação Social launches the phase for Expressions of Interest for Social Impact Bonds (…) happening from the 22nd of September to the 13th of October.” Portugal Inovação Social launches the phase for Expressions of Interest for Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), happening…

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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 Custo Económico da Diabetes (Portuguese version only)

Joana Cruz Ferreira

De acordo com a mais recente publicação do Observatório Nacional da Diabestes, estima-se que a diabetes custe ao estado português cerca de 1,7 mil milhões de euros, por ano. No entanto, estes valores apenas contabilizam os custos da doença na…

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