Research Papers 2014

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister research papers published during 2014.

Community Relations Funding in Northern Ireland

- Date: 22/10/2014 - Author: Michael Potter and Anne Campbell

This paper briefly outlines the community relations funding framework for Northern Ireland in the context of the inquiry by the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister into the Together: Building a United Community strategy.

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Child Poverty Strategies

- Date: 20/10/2014 - Author: Jane Campbell

This paper examines child poverty strategies in Northern Ireland and the other devolved regions of the UK and outlines the viewpoints of children’s campaigners, research bodies and others. It also notes Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) projected figures for absolute and relative child poverty throughout the UK for 2020.

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Funding for Victims and Survivors Groups in Northern Ireland

- Date: 08/10/2014 - Author: Michael Potter and Anne Campbell

This paper summarises the arrangements for funding for groups providing support to victims and survivors of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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The Childcare Payments Bill 2014-15: Legislative Consent Motion

- Date: 03/07/2014 - Author: Jane Campbell

The UK Government announced in the Queen’s Speech on 5 June 2014 its intention to introduce a Childcare Payments Bill which would create a new scheme to give working families a proportion of their childcare costs. The UK Government will be seeking the Assembly’s approval of a Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) in respect of some of the provisions of the Bill. The LCM and Bill are brought to this Committee as OFMdFM is the lead department on strategy for childcare. This paper outlines the purpose of the Bill and the Legislative Consent Motion.

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Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mostar and Brčko

- Date: 19/06/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Briefing Note supplements the Briefing Paper Peace Building Initiatives: Examples Outside Northern Ireland (74/14), prepared for the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in the context of scrutinising community relations policy in Northern Ireland.

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Peace Building Initiatives: Examples Outside Northern Ireland

- Date: 19/06/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This paper has been written in relation to an inquiry by the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM) into the current strategy for good relations and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Together: Building a United Community (TBUC).

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Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Northern Ireland

- Date: 11/06/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This Research Paper briefly summarises issues for refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.

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Review of Gender Issues in Northern Ireland

- Date: 28/01/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

This paper briefly summarises some of the recent developments in Northern Ireland on issues related to gender.

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