QUALITY

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 […]
28 December, 2015

THE QUALITY OF SOCIAL SERVICES: A SHARED CHALLENGE

Both for the Latin American and Caribbean countries and for the European countries, the issue of quality of social services represents a key element in order to ensure social cohesion and to fight poverty and exclusion. As Alicia Bárcena reminded us during the Regional Conference on Social Development in Latin […]
28 December, 2015

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF SERVICES

On the issue of accessibility and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Europe, we recommend the report Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services written by Daniel Molinuevo and Daphne Ahrendt and published by Eurofound last July. The main conclusion offered by the authors is that working […]
28 July, 2015

QUALITY OF EARLY CHILD EDUCATION AND CARE IN LATIN AMERICA. EQUALITY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW (Flavia Marco Navarro)

In Latin America there is a growing consensus about the importance of child education and care, both for the exercise of children rights today and for its effects in the future. There are also some awareness among social and political actors on the need to increase the coverage of institutionalized […]
24 July, 2015

PROPOSAL FOR A QUALITY FRAMEWORK ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE IN EUROPE (Mihaela Ionescu)

The Quality Framework on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is the leading document in Europe for the discussions around the quality of ECEC systems. The European Commission through the General Directorate for Education, Audiovisual and Culture finalized the proposal in 2014, as a result of a Working Group composed […]
17 April, 2015

CHILE IS GETTING READY TO ENSURE A QUALITY LIFE FOR ITS ELDERLY POPULATION (Nélida Redondo)

In the last decades the transformation experiencedby the Chilean population has seen an acceleration. Both the reduction of the general fertility rate, which reached a position slightly below the level of fertility (TFR 1.90) and the increased longevity due to a longer life expectancy for elders contributed to heightendemographic ageing, […]