|Scoping the Social Economy in Dublin
F. Donaghan (Fitzpatrick Associates), Study of the
Social Economy in Dublin
Baseline study prepared to establish the nature and scope of the social
economy sector in Dublin, produced in 2001. Established its extensive
nature in delivering community services and providing social infrastructure
in disadvantaged communities.
Main activity was in the "demand deficient" area, i.e. where services
were not being delivered to communities by the public services or private
sector. Less well developed, though with a strong core of activity, was
the community business sector.
Recommendations included the need for developing a strong Social Finance
and support framework for the sector in Dublin and upskilling practitioners
in the sector in delivering maximum efficiencies. These findings gave
rise to further activities by the Pact, notably in the production of the Business Planning Workbook for the Social Economy and in working
with other partners in producing Social Finance in Ireland.
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