Project: "Developing a new approach to personalised services for vulnerable groups in Lithuania"
Outputs and activities
Context and objectives
Over the last 25 years, Lithuania has experienced strong economic performance and introduced bold reforms, substantially raising the well-being of its citizens. However, despite the rapid growth, 21.4% of the Lithuanian population lived at-risk-of poverty in 2020, compared to an average of 16.3% in EU countries. In addition, the risk of poverty is not evenly distributed across the population, with some social groups more vulnerable to socio-economic challenges and risks.
To address the complex and different needs of vulnerable groups, tailored and comprehensive support services are needed to help them integrate into social life and the labour market, and improve their well-being prospects.
Within this context, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with financial support from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), is providing technical support to Lithuania’s Ministry of Social Security and Labour to develop a new approach to personalised services for vulnerable groups. The project focuses on three vulnerable groups in particular: ex-prisoners, people with disabilities and young people leaving care.
Relevance for other countries
This type of support could be relevant for other countries wishing to improve their services for vulnerable groups. Particular areas that may be of interest to other countries include: (i) improving public governance and cross-sector coordination and collaboration; (ii) involving users in policy elaboration and implementation; (iii) improving data exchange between institutions; and (iii) enhancing NGO involvement in service design and provision.
- OECD work on Youth employment and social policies
- OECD (2022), Assisting Care Leavers: Time for Action
- OECD work on Active Labour Market Policies
- OECD work on Youth Empowerment and Intergenerational Justice
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Funded by the European Union via the Technical Support Instrument,
and implemented by the OECD, in cooperation with the European Commission.