Implementation of Social Inclusion Mainstreaming Measures
English: % of planned measures for mainstreaming social inclusion that were implemented
French: % des mesures prévues pour l'intégration des questions d'inclusion sociale qui ont été mises en œuvre
Portuguese: % de medidas planeadas de integração das questões de inclusão social que foram implementadas
Czech: % plánovaných opatření pro mainstreaming sociálního začleňování, která byla provedena
What is its purpose?
This indicator assesses the extent to which the planned measures for mainstreaming social inclusion were implemented. It is one of the key social inclusion mainstreaming indicators.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Make a list of the measures for mainstreaming social inclusion planned to be used during the project.
2) For each measure, define criteria based on which you can conclude that the measure was implemented adequately. This is important to avoid reporting a poorly used measure as “implemented”.
3) Consider giving each measure a “weight” that signifies its importance. For example, the most impactful measures can have a score of 3, while the relatively least impactful can have a score of 1. This will help you avoid giving the same importance to completely different measures.
4) Use reviews of documents and interviews with relevant staff to assess which measures were adequately implemented (i.e. the criteria defined in point 2 above were met).
5) Sum up the scores of the measures that were used.
6) To determine the indicator’s value:
- sum up the scores of the measures that were adequately implemented (e.g. the total score is 15)
- divide the result by the maximum total score that could be achieved if all the measures were adequately implemented (e.g. if 30 was the possible maximum, then 15 / 30 = 0.5)
- multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage (e.g. 0.5 x 100 = 50%)
1) Keep in mind that the process of assessing the extent to which the measures were used is as important as the result. Once the criteria are defined (point 2 above), involve relevant staff in determining the extent to which the criteria were met. This can help them realize the key strengths and weaknesses in how they mainstreamed social inclusion and increase ownership of the result.
2) For various reasons, staff might find it difficult to accurately recall which measures were initially planned and how they were implemented. Therefore, ensure that this information is well-documented alongside other monitoring data.