MOST International UNESCO Workshop on “Measuring Social Public Policies: Inclusiveness and Impact”

Paris, 25-26 March 2013

Organized within the framework of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, an expert workshop on the measurement and evaluation of social inclusion policies was held from 25 to 26 March 2013, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with the aim to assist the work of the Secretariat of the Organization in the study and mapping of indexes and methodologies available to measure social inclusion and assess the level of inclusion of public policies.

The one-and-a-half day UNESCO international Workshop was divided into three sessions: the first session was devoted to the measurement of social inclusion; the second session dealt with the assessment of public policies; while the last one focused on the link between social sciences research and policy making. Each of these sessions was organized around the same principle, starting with three or four main presentations on the topic, followed by a debate in which all stakeholders were represented.

More than 65 experts, researchers and practitioners from universities, research institutes, foundations, NGOs (ATD Fourth World, Red Cross, Abbé Pierre Foundation, European Anti-Poverty Network), and the private sector participated in the meeting, respecting geographical and gender balance: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Europe. The areas of their expertise included: social indicators, wellbeing, social inclusion, public policies, participation, integration of migrants and dialogue. Representatives of different international and regional organizations also participated in the Workshop: UNESCO; UN-HABITAT; United Nations Evaluation Group; International Labour Organization; ACP Observatory on Migration; United Nations University; World Bank; the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation; the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation, Eurostat).

Click here to access the final report, concept note, background documents (reports of previous Expert Group Meetings on social inclusion, policy guidelines within the European Union and UNESCO, analytical frameworks, etc.), the biographies of participants and all their presentations (33 documents).