Reciprocamente

24 February, 2016

ACTEURS PUBLICS – ACTEURS PRIVES DE L’ACCUEIL DES JEUNES ENFANTS EN FRANCE (Frédérique Leprince)

En France, la politique familiale est une politique publique depuis longtemps. Différents acteurs nationaux et locaux, publics et privés, y contribuent, et notamment la branche famille de la sécurité sociale qui tire ses origines des caisses de compensation créées par le patronat social dès le début du XXème siècle. Au […]
24 February, 2016

SUPPORTING DEMAND FOR PERSONAL AND FAMILY CARE SERVICES (Alessandro Venturi)

Based on a careful analysis of key factors characterizing the current economic environment, this article aims to deal with the crucial topic of underinvestment in the birth rate of the Western world and its consequences on our development model, especially on welfare systems, for the purpose of finding ways and […]
24 February, 2016

SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS: AN INTRODUCTION AND SOME PRELIMINARY NOTES (Giulio Pasi)

This article aims at introducing and contextualizing social impact bonds (SIBs) within the broader context of second welfare, for the purpose of outlining some aspects of these new devices in relation to the implementation of social policies that make them noteworthy[1]. Building on second welfare studies makes it possible to […]
24 February, 2016

CORPORATE WELFARE IN ITALY: A TIME OF ORGANIC REFLECTION (Giulia Mallone)

Corporate welfare systems usually involve four areas of intervention[1]: supplementary pensions, supplementary health care, family policies and training programs[2]. The first two, already part of employee compensation plans, have more recently included goods and services designed to strike a work-life balance and to create a better equilibrium between work and […]
19 February, 2016

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN COLOMBIA

To reflect on the issue of social innovation (SI) in Colombia we recommend the document “Panorama actual de la innovación social en Colombia” written by Laura Villa and Jenny Melo, published by the Inter-American Development Bank in May 2015. According to the report, in Colombia “social innovation is considered as […]
18 February, 2016

THE COMPLEMENTARITY AND INTEGRATION OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE SERVICES IN THE URUGUAYAN HEALTH SECTOR (interview with Carlos Pose)

‘Reciprocamente’ spoke with Carlos Pose, Director of Health in the Canelones province (Uruguay) where, in recent months, there have been several agreements signed relating to the complementarity and integration of public-private services. This type of agreement allows for the creation of a ‘single emergency access point’ at the first level […]
18 February, 2016

SOCIAL INNOVATION: A NEW FRONTIER FOR SOCIAL POLICIES IN EUROPE AND IN LATIN AMERICA

Social innovation can be defined as the development and the implementation of new ideas (products, services and models) that can satisfy social needs, create new social relations and provide better results. It is an answer to the social demands that affect the social interaction process with the scope of improving […]
28 December, 2015

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND QUALITY OF CARE (Reynaldo Holder)

The Region of the Americas made significant progress in terms of health during the last decade. However, access, coverage and quality of health care still present substantial deficits that reflect unfair differences in the health status of people and communities. On one hand, the demographic transition and epidemiological changes (the […]
28 December, 2015

BROADENING THE PERSPECTIVE OF QUALITY FROM EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES AND RESULTS: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE EDUCATION QUALITY AGENCY OF CHILE (Carlos Henríquez Calderón and Raúl Chacón Zuloaga)

To aid with the implementation and development of the Quality Assurance System (SAC) for Education in Chile[1], the Education Quality Agency (ACE) has taken on the challenge of appropriately and timely guiding institutions and key players in the educational system. Their work is based on the results from evaluations made […]