What is KORA?

Report
Vibeke Normann Andersen, Ph.d., Head of Research
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE RESEARCH
COMMUNITY
23 June 2014
Agenda
 KORA – A Danish analysis and research
institute
 KORA’s focus and research areas
 The funding of KORA
 The performance of KORA
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What is KORA?
 KORA is The Danish Institute for Local and
Regional Government Research.
 KORA conducts analysis and research on and
for the 98 Danish municipalities and five
regions.
 KORA provides application-oriented and
practice-oriented knowledge for and on
municipalities and regions.
 KORA has a special duty to disseminate
knowledge and assist implementing the best
solutions for municipalities and regions.
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KORA’s research and analysis focus on
the main areas of the welfare state
 health
 children and young people
 social services
 labour market and education
 municipal economy and administration
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KORA publications in 2013
 64 reports
 23 minutes
 40 international peer reviewed journal
publications (success rate is 20 per year)
 3 books and 11 book chapters
 15 articles in Danish journals
 12 news paper articles
 10 conference papers
 2 working papers
 2 Ph.d.-thesis
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Funding of KORA
 The revenue in 2013 was 8.355.158
GBP
– 3.780.225 GBP was funded by the
national budget
– 4.574.933 GBP was financed by
revenue-funded analysis- and research
projects
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Revenue – 2014 (mio GBP)
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Examples of themes in KORA reports
 Demographic budget models in municipalities
 Service and productivity in 94 municipalities
 Local politics and the citizens
 The unnecessary bureaucracy – correlations with
motivation, innovation and organisation
 Public-private partnership within social services
 Management of user-involvement
 Management of acute patient care
 Reduce patient no-show in health care
 Free choice in elderly care
 The way to reduce drop-out rates at vocational schools
 The effect of training activation of unemployed
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Preliminary results on KORA’s
Performance
 Quality: KORA is to be the preferred provider of
analysis and research in the field of welfare state
analysis
– 82,5 % of actors who has required analysis and
research tasks by KORA are satisfied with the quality
of the analysis and research. (80 % is judged as a
success rate)
 Dissemination – status April/May 2014:
– Press coverage: 760 by May 2014 (Success rate for
2014: min. 4100)
– Recipients of KORA’s newsletter: 11.019 by April 2014
(Success Rate 2014: 10.200)
– Seminars: 7 by May 2014 (Success rate 2014: 9)
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Contact information
Vibeke Normann Andersen
Head of Research
KORA, Danish Institute for
Local and Regional Government Research
Købmagergade 22
DK-1150 København K
tel:
+45 44 45 55 00
mob: +45 91 35 62 02
[email protected]
www.kora.dk
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