Policy Reports

Proposals to reform the local financing systemPropuestas de reforma del sistema de financiación local: revisión de la literatura

Client: Fundación Democracia y Gobierno Local

My role: co-authorship

Language: Spanish

Summary: It aims to review the set of reform proposals for the Spanish local financing model that have been developed over the last decade. In the case of municipalities, this review refers to the two key pieces of the model: the resources that come from their tax basket and the resources that come from transfers granted by other administrations. And in the case of supra-municipal administrations, it basically refers to the transfers they receive from other levels of government.

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The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the most vulnerable childrenImpacto de la crisis por COVID-19 sobre los niños y niñas más vulnerables

Client: UNICEF Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: The aim of this study is to show how children and adolescents in Spain are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We analyze both the effect of the economic and health policies that led to children’s strict confinement and the closure of schools.

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Childhood in reconstructionInfancia en reconstrucción

Client: Save the Children Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: After three months marked by uncertainty, at the time of the de-escalation and discussions about how to approach the social and economic reconstruction of the country, KSNET has collaborated with Save the Children in this report, in which recommendations are offered for the different administrations develop public policies with a childhood perspective and take the appropriate measures so that no child is left behind.

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Covid-19: Closing the gapCovid-19: Cerrando la brecha. Impacto educativo y propuestas de equidad para la desescalada

Client: Save the Children Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: KSNET has collaborated in this report the aim of which is to study the educational effects of the main measures undertaken during the health crisis. More precisely, it studies the best practices and public policies that have been implemented in other countries in order to learn how to translate them to our system. Finally, the report states some policy recommendations for the Public Administrations.

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Reform of the guarenteed income system and its impact on povertyReforma del sistema de garantía de ingresos y su impacto en la pobreza

Client: Oxfam Intermón Spain

My role: co-authorship of the methodological report

Language: Spanish

Summary: KSNET has computed the costs and potential benefits of an Oxfam Intermon proposal to establish a guaranteed income operating at the central level in Spain.

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Evaluation of the Comunica and Curiosity Educational ProgramsAvaluació dels programes educatius Comunica i Curiosity

Client: Fundació Bancaria “la Caixa”

My role: co-authorship

Summary: This evaluation aims at identifying whether pupils that participated in any of these two programs improved the competences that the programs are aiming at improving. It also looks at whether the improvement is stable over time, increases or vanishes. Apart from the impact evaluation, the project also looks at the implementation process, the adequacy of the tools used to the objective of the programs and the teachers’ satisfaction with them.

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Social Impact Bonds: What are they and how to implement them? – Bonos de Impacto Social: ¿Qué son y cómo llervarlos a cabo?

Client: General Direction of Innovation and Social Strategy – Ayuntamiento de Madrid

My role: co-authorship

Language: Spanish

Summary: The aim of this report is to analyze the state of the art about Social Impact Bonds (SIB). This is an innovative way of tackling social problems based on the results of the programs or on pay-for-success. The report studies the basic elements of SIB, the main implementation problems and how to solve them. The study also reports some international success cases and proposes some potential cases for the Ayuntamiento de Madrid.

The impact of mobile money on monetary stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Client: GSMA

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: English

Summary: KSNET has collaborated with the GSMA in the elaboration of a report looking at the impact of mobile money on macroeconomic and financial development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Blend with me: Appendix for Madrid’s Autonomous Community – Mézclate conmigo: Anexo Comunidad de Madrid

Client: Save the Children Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: KSNET has collaborated in this appendix for the Comunidad de Madrid of the main publication “Mézclate conmigo. De la segregación socioeconómica a la educación inclusiva” elaborated by Save the Children. The aim of this report is to place school socioeconomic segregation as a fundamental challenge for the Madrid education system by studying what is going wrong and how can we change it.

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The future where we want to grow up in – El futuro donde queremos crecer

Client: Save the Children Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: KSNET has collaborated in a report named “El futuro donde queremos crecer” by Save the Children providing an analysis of the reality of Spanish children, describing the evolution in the past years and the main trends for 2022 and 2030. In addition, KSNET has identified the main changes that would be necessary in terms of social protection, health, education and work-life balance in order to revert the current situation.

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Evaluation of the Local Industry Occupation Program – Ocupació a la Indústria Local: Avaluació de la primera i segona convocatòria

Client: Diputació de Barcelona

My role: co-authorship

Language: Catalan

Summary: The aim of this report is to evaluate the impact of the Local Industry Occupation Program (POIL) on the employability of participants. In particular, the evaluation looks at whether participants have a higher probability of being employed in the industrial sector after participation in the program.

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Impact evaluation of cultural activities in elderly people – Evaluación del impacto de un programa de itinerarios culturales para personas mayores

Client: Fundació Bancària “la Caixa”

My role: co-authorship

Language: Spanish

Summary: The study sheds some light on the impact of cultural activities in people’s welfare. In particular, the study analyses the effects of a program of cultural itineraries designed especially for elderly people on their welfare.

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The cost of raising a child – El coste de la crianza

Client: Save the Children Spain

My role: collaboration within the KSNET team

Language: Spanish

Summary: The aim of this report is to quantify the cost of raising a child. To do so, we compute the minimum cost to raise children of different ages that allows them to live with dignity.

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Income needs in municipalities of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area – Estudi sobre les necessitats de renda als municipis de l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

Client: Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

My role: co-authorship

Language: Catalan

Summary: The aim of this report is to study the income needs in all municipalities of the Barcelona metropolitan area and their capacity to give an answer to them. Moreover, the report analyses different local financial ways that could be used to avoid inequity situations among citizens depending on their municipality of residence.

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