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Feeding the world

12. March 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad are working on an update of the policy concerning sustainable food systems. Fafo is tasked with offering a fresh look at the underlying factual and conceptual terms, the global status quo as well as serving policy advice when it comes to the subject of nutrition in Norway’s development work abroad.

From donation to helping

04. March 2019

In this project, Fafo will evaluate implementation and results in three Church City Mission projects as they are conducted from 2019 to 2022. Key research questions in the project are: Which differences do the implemented services make for their target group, how should services be implemented for best results and which conditions are necessary for project continuation and best practice transfer to similar projects?

New project: Why do seniors stop working in kindergartens?

26. February 2019

And what might make them stay? Based on data from registers and surveys, Fafo will conduct an examination and analysis of how many actually quit when turning a specific age, which alternative courses they seek and which factors that might contribute to them staying.

Vocational innovations?

15. February 2019

How workers that have fulfilled or are in vocational training contribute to innovation within companies has not been thoroughly detailed. In a new project Fafo will perform case studies to clarify this question. We also aim to shed light on the interplay between vocationally trained and workers with higher education, between the first group and apprentices, as well as the part that trade unions and employer’s organizations play.

New project: Living conditions for development in Western China

05. February 2019

To build on the previous work in Western China in 2004, Fafo and CASTED plan to conduct a living conditions survey in the four Western provinces Shaanxi, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan. The project aims to understand global challenges such as good governance, socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, social security, innovation and climate change mitigation in China’s Western region.

Do employees participate as is their right?

30. January 2019

How is workers' participation and co-determination rights practiced in the Norwegian working life? And how do social partners assess this practice? These are central questions in this project undertaken on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Choosing a school principal – and choosing wisely

28. January 2019

Traditionally the position as principal/school manager (Norwegian: «skoleleder») has been prestigious, well paid and had a high degree of job security. An increase in the number of tasks and reporting demands might have altered the scope of the position. A new research project will investigate the recruitment processes for school managers. Are the best leaders chosen? And if not, what can be done?

Evaluation of flexible working time agreemenet in the state sector

03. January 2019

The collective bargaining parties in the state sector agreed to alter their agreement on flexible working time. In this project we investigate the effects of the changes made to the agreement.

Part time work in Norwegian hospitals

13. December 2018

Leif E. Moland and Ketil Bråthen will conduct interviews about the use of part-time work in Norwegian hospital. This pilot-project is commissioned by The Employers’ Association Spekter, and will be finished during January next year.

Seminar on "Challenging housing"

10. December 2018

"Challenging Housing" is a innovative social-housing project encompassing six districts in Oslo. The aim of the project is to develop better housing methods and models in order to meet the housing needs of citizens struggling with severe addiction and mental health issues.

Social workers affected by violence and threats

29. November 2018

Fafo will conduct a survey among the members of the Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers to reveal the share that are affected by violence and threats. As part of the project, is also what can be done to prevent dangerous situations for these workers.

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