Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy by Rubert Downing

By Rubert Downing

Over the 5 years of the Canadian Social economic climate learn Partnerships, public coverage emerged as a key theme.

This publication brings jointly the nationwide Hub’s public coverage and data mobilization paper sequence, 3 papers analyzing strategic and sensible points of public coverage improvement, and new learn at the hyperlinks among the social economic climate and environmental sustainability.

International comparisons current a number of the features of jurisdictions the place public coverage has contributed to a dynamic social financial system quarter, and papers on governance, financing and procurement specialize in a few of the matters which are key for the improvement of the social economy.

Canadian Public coverage and the Social financial system is a handy compilation of the main works on public coverage produced via the Canadian Social financial system study Partnerships.

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From the culture of poverty to inclusive cities: Re-framing urban policy and politics. Journal of International Development, 12, 843-56. Bifarello, M. (2000, July). Public-third sector partnerships. A major innovation in Argentinean social policy. Paper presented at the ISTR Fourth International Conference, Dublin. Bode, I. & Evers, A. (2004). From institutional fixation to entrepreneurial mobility? The German third sector and its contemporary challenges. In A. L. ), The third sector in Europe: Globalization and welfare.

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The impact of this initiative was measured and revealed significant results to improving socio-economic development in the region. Between 1994 and 2004 for example, economic organizations in the centre generated profits of more than US $80 million and created 10,000 jobs that benefited 60 percent of the local residents, 34 percent of whom are women. 4 Africa The literature describing the Social Economy in Africa is mainly influenced from the development of the NGO sector. Müller (2004) discusses how nonprofit, civil society organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism increasingly attract attention in Africa for their contributions to the challenges of poverty alleviation, development, environmental protection, and social exclusion.

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