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Contemporary society has undergone deep demographic, technological and social changes, which since the post-Second World War period have contributed to modifying the paradigms of traditional welfare systems.

Just some of the very big challenges that political decision-makers will face in the near future are: the ageing of the population and the consequent growth in the demand for assistance; the internal changes to the family, such as the ever less frequent support networks, the increased fragility of intergenerational structures and the onset of a crisis in the binding formulas of moral obligation between generations that represent the main strategy for meeting needs; the increased participation of women in the labour market and the resultant pluralisation of figures dedicated to  assistance work that has brought about a growing influx of immigrant manpower and, the role of new technology and the influence that this could potentially have on the level of wellbeing of more fragile and disadvantaged sectors of society (for example, one might think of the role of building automation in improving living conditions and physical space for elderly people).

Faced with such a situation, it is paramount that new paths of learning and of more in-depth insight into the impact of such changes on the weaker sectors of the population are laid out. This is also true for the strategies sometimes put in place to tackle such problems. In this way, the supply of services can be adjusted and corrected to emerging needs and new disadvantaged sectors.

Having been specialised for years in social research, evaluative analysis and organisational support for policy measures, the Italian Institute of Evaluation is capable of responding to specific needs for knowledge and comprehension of society, through measures based on:

  • Empirical and quantitative research;
  • Qualitative research and case studies;
  • Socio-demographic analysis;
  • Trend and scenario analysis;
  • Analysis of the quality of services;
  • Evaluative research and monitoring of interventions.

The study and research activities, divided amongst a multitude of policy areas (social and socio-health policies, immigration, policies for the family and the youth, equal opportunities policies, training and labour policies), are developed using a strictly methodological approach and a high degree of operational timeliness and are usually co-planned with the clientele or user base.