Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (5)

Neasa Hourigan

Question:

5. Deputy Neasa Hourigan asked the Taoiseach his plans to increase the amount of publicly available real-time disaggregated data in order to monitor the way in which the State’s policies are affecting individual groups. [40098/21]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Plans to increase the amount of publicly available real-time disaggregated data in order to monitor the way in which the State’s policies are affecting individual groups, primarily relates to Equality Budgeting work being processed under the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

More generally, the Department of the Taoiseach, is leading work on the development of a Well-being Framework for Ireland. It is an important cross-government initiative that seeks to develop a multi-dimensional approach to understanding the impact of public policy on peoples lived experiences. 

A First Report on this work went to Government on 6 July 2021 and was subsequently published on the Government of Ireland Website. This first Report on a Well-being Framework for Ireland provides a Vision, Conceptual Framework and accompanying initial Dashboard for Well-being in Ireland. It also explores its integration with policy making and includes a roadmap for further stages of the work.

As part of the next phase of this work, a ‘Public Conversation’ will take place in the Autumn, which will see the publication of an interactive version of the dashboard contained in the First Report on Well-Being, to be hosted by the CSO. As outlined in the published First Report, the dashboard will include some disaggregation, though the primary focus is on the overall dimensions and indictors.