Evidence into action: how the Dublin Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy have shaped homeless policy development and implementation in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247787
Title:
Evidence into action: how the Dublin Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy have shaped homeless policy development and implementation in Ireland
Authors:
Downey, Dáithí
Affiliation:
Dublin Region Homeless Executive
Citation:
Downey, Dáithí "Evidence into action: how the Dublin Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy have shaped homeless policy development and implementation in Ireland" European Journal of Homelessness Volume 5, No. 2, December 2011
Journal:
European Journal of Homelessness
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247787
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Homelessness became a specific policy focus in Ireland in 2001 with the adoption of the national policy framework Homelessness: An Integrated Strategy (HAIS). Previously homelessness had remained (at best) a secondary concern of Irish social policy, identified only occasionally as a priority issue in a patchwork quilt of unrelated policy initiatives: some local, some national, but rarely (if ever) a combination of both. Key to understanding this was the absence of quality, systematic and programme-based data, considered vital for effective public policy formulation and implementation in Ireland. The Homeless Agency Partnership, established under HAIS in Dublin in 2001, identified this deficit and set out to develop a data and information strategy to bridge this gap. This paper reviews the challenges and obstacles to establishing the Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy, how these were tackled over the period, and the resulting changes. Adopting a critical perspective throughout and taking the phenomenon of homelessness as its key focus, the paper considers how the relationship between primary research, and policy making and implementation has changed since 2001.
Keywords:
HEALTH POLICY; HOMELESSNESS; RESEARCH; DATA ANALYSIS
ISSN:
2030-3106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDowney, Dáithíen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T13:48:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-09T13:48:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationDowney, Dáithí "Evidence into action: how the Dublin Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy have shaped homeless policy development and implementation in Ireland" European Journal of Homelessness Volume 5, No. 2, December 2011en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2030-3106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247787-
dc.descriptionHomelessness became a specific policy focus in Ireland in 2001 with the adoption of the national policy framework Homelessness: An Integrated Strategy (HAIS). Previously homelessness had remained (at best) a secondary concern of Irish social policy, identified only occasionally as a priority issue in a patchwork quilt of unrelated policy initiatives: some local, some national, but rarely (if ever) a combination of both. Key to understanding this was the absence of quality, systematic and programme-based data, considered vital for effective public policy formulation and implementation in Ireland. The Homeless Agency Partnership, established under HAIS in Dublin in 2001, identified this deficit and set out to develop a data and information strategy to bridge this gap. This paper reviews the challenges and obstacles to establishing the Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy, how these were tackled over the period, and the resulting changes. Adopting a critical perspective throughout and taking the phenomenon of homelessness as its key focus, the paper considers how the relationship between primary research, and policy making and implementation has changed since 2001.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subjectHOMELESSNESSen_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectDATA ANALYSISen_GB
dc.titleEvidence into action: how the Dublin Homeless Agency’s data and information strategy have shaped homeless policy development and implementation in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDublin Region Homeless Executiveen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Homelessnessen_GB
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