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The quality of group childcare settings used by 3-4 year old children in Sure Start Local Programme areas and the relationship with child outcomes

The UK’s Sure Start is set to tackle the cycle of social exclusion and child poverty through improved childcare, early education, health and family support. The programme utilises panel data rather than aggregate cross-sectional data in order to track the progress of the participating children. Doing so enables area-based comparisons of the rates of progress of child development over the years, resulting in the identification of disadvantaged areas and the services in need.

EFA global monitoring report

An example of early-stage interventions comes from Bangladesh, where the importance of targeting children in remote and rural areas in a proactive manner has been understood. A situational analysis identified ten different categories of exclusion-prone children. Based on these findings, the country developed an Action Plan that runs in addition to the traditional educational programs but seeks to enhance the inclusion of such vulnerable populations.

United Nations system- wide action plan on Youth Report

Big data for development: a primer

In one of its proof-of-concept projects, Global Pulse attempted to find out whether social media can add depth to unemployment statistics.

A policy guide for implementing essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH)

Put in place in various jurisdictions around the world, the Multidimensional Continuum of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) is another example in this regard.

Framing social inclusion policies

The Multidimensional Continuum for the Homeless in the US is a complex continuum put in place to assist people living in shelters transfer into transitional houses, get ready for jobs, undergo drug and alcohol treatment, (re)establish contacts with families, and finally find a permanent home alongside long-term support services to help ensure they remain housed. Cutting across sectors, time and levels, this continuum is argued to be as multidimensional and transversal as the exclusion it strives to combat.

Assessment of the implementation of the European Commission recommendation on active inclusion: a study of national policies: the Netherlands

In 2008, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation on the active inclusion of people most excluded from the labour market. The Recommendation promotes a comprehensive strategy based on the integration of three policy pillars – adequate income support, inclusive labour markets, and access to quality services – taking due account of their joint impact on the social and economic inclusion of disadvantaged people and their possible interrelationships.

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