PSRG researcher Luke Craven signed a partnership agreement with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)

2.02.18

We are excited to announce that PSRG researcher Luke Craven has recently signed a partnership agreement with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) to undertake a study that uses his System Effects methodology to investigate the barriers to job market entry in Oslo, Norway. The project is part of the “The Groruddal Lift 2017-2027” program, a AUD 1.6 billion transformation strategy that aims to reform social service delivery and improve the wellbeing of residents of the Grorudallen area in Oslo.

Grorodallen faces comparatively low levels of labour force participation, and many of its residents have complex needs. The project will improve NAV’s understanding of the various factors that act as barriers to job market entry, and to use this data tailor services and target responses in a way that better meets the complex needs of their client population.

The partnership is one example of the growing impact of the ‘System Effects’ methodology. Beyond NAV, it is currently being applied to the issues of climate resilience by the City of Sydney, urban stewardship by the United States Forest Service (USFS), and food-borne disease by International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI), among others. 

If you would like more information about this project, please contact Luke Craven at l.craven@unsw.edu.au.

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