What is comparative research?
Comparative approaches are at the heart of our research on social policies in the UNECE-Region as a method to underpin policy development by shared evidence and mutual learning. This includes case studies, the development of indices, and mutual learning events.
The mixed economy of welfare
Our specialty is to compare different welfare regimes and their development in different areas of social policy. By considering the contributions of the State and the Market as well as those by Third Sector organisations and households, we address the dynamics of inputs and relations between relevant stakeholders.
What we offer:
We are analysing policy areas in different welfare regimes in terms of cross-sectional performance from the perspective of governments and multi-level governance. We are constructing indices, identify examples of good practice and assess structures, processes and outcomes of new types of public-private partnerships, co-design and co-production in social and health policies.