BISS on the behalf of State Chancellery of Latvia has accomplished research project Impact Assessment of the Strategic Planning System in Latvia and the Guidelines for Development of the System of Political Planning. The study's main objectives were: (1) to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing planning system and to propose recommendations for the new Guidelines for Policy Planning System Development for the next programming period; (2) to make an approbation of the methodology for the evaluation of strategic planning documents in Latvia (including an example evaluation of strategic planning documents in one particular policy area health).
The chosen approach of the study involved both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods as well as document analysis of planning documents and legislative acts. The study was funded by European Social Fund.
BISS has accomplished the study of ethnic and linguistic diversity in the pre-primary education institutions
BISS in cooperation with The Latvian Language Agency, implementing action plan for community cohesion in the education sector 2012-2014 of the Ministry of Education and Science, has accomplished research project Ethnic Heterogeneity in Pre-primary Education Institutions in Latvia: Study of Linguistic Situation for Implementation of Bilingual Education . Aims of the research were to clarify pre-schools' staff readiness to work within ethnically and linguistically diverse environment, to obtain both information on the Latvian language learning process and staff readiness for implementation of bilingual education in pre-schools.
Aim of the 2010/2011 report is to look at national identity, its competition with other identities, to explain the formation of national identity, and to detect the influence conditions. There were several researchers of BISS involved in the preparation of the report: Brigita Zepa, Evija Kļave, Iveta Ķešāne and Inese Šūpule.
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