Data-based service provision

Groningen (NL) has a high percentage of people coping with long-term poverty and the municipality of Groningen has a wide range of measures to reduce these numbers. However, analysis by the Research, Information and Statistics Department (OIS: Onderzoek, Informatie & Statistiek) of the municipality in cooperation with Statistics Netherlands (CBS: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek) reveals that not all of the people on low incomes apply for these facilities. Therefore, OIS and CBS developed a combined data monitor in order to improve the support of people on low incomes in the municipality of Groningen.