While you’re here… help us stay here.

As we confront the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need your support even more. So that we can continue to bring you the latest in policy and research, please donate to APO.

Social change

NARROWER TERMS
Evaluation

A review of the evidence on developing and supporting policy and practice networks

‘Networks’ and ‘networking’ are widely used (and often under-defined) concepts. This rapid review takes a more focused look at networks - specifically those that support policy and practice development, from the point of view of charitable organisations that may want to foster them as a...
Report

Unequal Britain: attitudes to inequalities after COVID-19

Based on a nationally representative survey of over 2,000 people, this study examines attitudes towards different types of inequality, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.
Report

Building a resilient economy

This report focuses on the role of government and policy in delivering systemic change. The authors outline where public policymakers should place the emphasis in order to transform the world’s economic and financial systems most effectively to mitigate future environmental crises.
Report

Welfare 5.0: why we need a social revolution

In this document, the author argues that investment is needed in the creation of a new social settlement — one that can address the very different social, economic technological and ecological crises of today. Arguing that this is a moment of paradigm change, the paper...
Journal article

Liminal roles in construction project practice: exploring change through the roles of partnering manager, building logistic specialist and BIM coordinator

In order to better understand the unfolding of construction project practice in an increasingly changeful world new professional roles are explored as liminal roles. Findings are both theoretical and practical and suggest that new professional roles practice multi-liminal work and acknowledge tensions that pose challenges...
Report

Britain under lockdown

This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...
Journal article

Looking out to look in: inspiration from social sciences for construction management research

In reaction to the recent call for critical debate in the field of construction management research, I argue that we should embrace the richness of adjacent fields of study in order to dynamically develop our own and face the plethora of contemporary societal challenges that...
Discussion paper

Some facts about debt

This paper outlines some facts about debt that address the myths that have been circulated, for far too long, about the nature of our economy and its capacity to support a high standard of living for every Australian.
Report

Global risks report 2020

This report provides information on the major threats that may impact global prosperity in 2020 and over the next decade. The 15th edition of the report draws on feedback from nearly 800 global experts and decision-makers who were asked to rank their concerns in terms...
Report

Future Options for North Australia

Anticipating the future is uniquely human. We strive constantly to anticipate trends and great events to seek opportunity and avoid disaster. So what will drive the future of tropical Australia? The four authors of this book, all of whom have a close association with the...