Fafo, NIFU and Oslo Met jointly evaluate the national upper secondary vocational education reform "Fagfornyelsen" which introduces both new curricula and a new program and structure. The research-based evaluation is organized into five work packages: Governance and implementation, Didactics, Apprentice/Student perspective, Labour market relevance, and Synthesis.
The project will provide knowledge on structural reasons why employers and workers join collective organisations and why they do or not reach collective argeements. Colossus also targets policies and strategies to sustain collective organisations. Finally, Colossus studies the implementation of collective organisations and argeements.
The project develops knowledge for more equitable education for children with disabilities in primary schools in Ghana and Niger. It has four integrated components: one empirical/theory generative, one methodological, one assessing current tools for disability assessment and one on policy.
The primary aim is to study the reconfiguration of employers' production and staffing strategies within a global but regionally concentrated industry from a comparative perspective and to develop a conceptual understanding of how transnational shifts in production and staffing strategies are negotiated inside the EU/EEA. Secondary objectives include: 1) to investigate how national sectoral industrial relations systems influence and are influenced by such changes in transnational production and staffing strategies; 2) to trace how technological innovations influence employer strategies; 3) to assess how EU level Social Dialogue and re-regulations impact the relationship between production and staffing strategies in different corners of the Single Market.
The project will test a methodology to estimate the extent of human trafficking in Norway and contribute to better regional and international estimates by participating in the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Organised Crime (UNODC) to develop Multiple Systems Estimation (MSE) in different countries and regions. There are currently no such reliable estimates of human trafficking in Norway and there is a high demand for reliable statistics in this area. MSE is a variant of the capture-recapture method, which UNODC has adapted to data on human trafficking.
One or more models for testing scholarships for skilled workers will be developed. The model(s) should be possible to implement and evaluate effectively, preferably through a randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Together with Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), Fafo will map out the consequences of the re-regulation of the Norwegian taxi market. The project is initiated by TØI and Fafo, and financed by Yrkestrafikkforbundet (YTF), the Norwegian Taxi Association, LO and TØI.
In this project, the municipalities of Drammen, Fredrikstad, and the district Østensjø in Oslo will try out new methods to develop a ‘fulltime culture’ in municipal services. Fafo will contribute with expertise through a research approach inspired by ‘formative dialogue research’. The project’s aim is to increase the full-time share of employees from approx. 30 to nearly 90 percent, reducing involuntary part-time work as well as temporary work.