The InnoSI consortium includes here a comprehensive guide to conducting in-depth case studies to be used in Work Package 4 of the project.

We hope that this Guide will provide useful pointers and ideas to other research teams.

Please click here to access the complete guide.

The specific objectives are:

  1. Identify and evaluate innovative and strategic approaches to social welfare reform at the regional and local level
  2. For each approach identified evaluate the distribution of the policy, social and managerial roles between public, private and third sectors
  3. For each approach identified evaluate the legal framework used
  4. For each approach identified evaluate the interaction and complementarity with broader social welfare policies in the medium to long term
  5. For each approach identified evaluate the social outcomes, social returns and effectiveness of interventions for the various actors, contributors and beneficiaries concerned
  6. For each approach identified evaluate the social and psychological impact of social welfare reform on individuals and communities, including the ways individuals’ sense of identity is shaped by their interactions with welfare policy and its reform (including gender and generational issues)
  7. For each approach identified evaluate whether, from the perspective of recipients, policy initiatives strengthen or weaken the public sphere

A key point to note is that all objectives are evaluative.