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Client: “la Caixa” Banking Foundation (Fundació Bancària “la Caixa”)   Summary: This report aims to contribute to the goal of social cohesion and to promote the evaluation of cultural programs and activities. The report conducts a systematic literature review on cultural evaluation. Moreover, it provides a methodological proposal to assess the social impact of cultural activities organized by the Banking Foundation “la Caixa”.   Date: 2016...

Client: Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona)   Summary: The aim of this report is to develop a theoretical framework for the implementation of a basic income system in Barcelona considering the current social protection support. The first section describes the current social protection system pointing out its strengths and weakness. The second section presents a theoretical basic income framework and studies its potential applicability based on national and international experiences. Finally, the report recommends a specific basic income system for the city of...

Client: Save the Children   Summary: This report shows how health expenditure of Spanish households with children makes them poorer. More specifically, for the period 2008-2015, the report computes how many households and how many children fall below the poverty line once their health expenditure has been deducted.   Date: 2016...

Client: Save the Children   Summary: KSNET has collaborated in this report by Save the Children providing an analysis of the reality of Spanish children taking the prism of inequality of opportunities.  In addition, KSNET has proposed effective measures to mitigate the social and political negligence that affects childhood in Spain. Following the recommendation of the European Commission in “Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage” (2013), the analysis has three main pillars that cover topics about the adequate access to resources, the access...

  Client: Department of Culture – Catalan Government   Summary: KSNET has carried out the work of collecting and exploiting data on cultural local public spending in Catalonia. The first part of the report involves the gathering of data through telephone calls and surveys to all the local entities: municipalities, city halls, county councils, councils and foundations. The second part consists of debugging the collected data and prepare some descriptive statistics.   Date: 2016   Read report...

Client: Department of Culture – Catalan Government   Summary: Firstly, this report studies the role that the public sector should have with respect to cultural activities. More precisely, it emphasises which are the theoretical reasons behind providing cultural activities at the local level.  Secondly, the report provides a descriptive analysis of the cultural local public spending, analysing the weight that different local entities have on cultural expenditure and the composition and evolution of this expenditure throughout the period 2003-2014. Finally, the study analyses which are...

Client: D’Aleph   Summary: KSNET, jointly with D’Aleph, has developed a methodology to compute the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona’s living wage based on the methodology used by the Metropolitan Area of London (Greater London) and developed by researchers from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This consists of computing and quantifying a budget that covers the basic needs for different family types that allows them to live with dignity.   Date: 2016   Read report...

Client: Save the Children   Summary: The aim of this report is to quantify the consecutive application of four fiscal social measures proposed by Save the Children. These four measures are: (i) an increase of the child allowance, (ii) an extension of the maternity deduction, (iii) the inclusion of a new deduction for single-parent families with children older than 3 years old and younger than 18, and (iv) an extension of the income tax deduction for large families.   Date: 2016   Read report...

Client: D’Aleph   Summary: KSNET has participated in this report, produced by D’Aleph for the “Fundación Secretariado Gitano”, in the creation of interactive maps on the distribution of housing of the gypsy population in Spain and on their residential exclusion. More specifically, KSNET has mapped the distribution of “infra-housing” of the gypsy population, the slums they live in, a map on segregated housing and, finally, one on the distribution of the gypsy population with foreign origins.   Date: 2016   Read report  ...