Social change

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Report

The great Australian renovation

This broad-ranging, independent report examines Australia’s performance as a society during the past two-and-a-half years of the COVID-19 pandemic. How well did Australia perform? Can our combined health, economic, social and political response be considered a success or a failure? What comes next?
Report

Making change: what works?

This report is the culmination of a project undertaken over the last year. The report seeks to understand what key ingredients enable movements to realise significant change – as well as what we can learn from movements associated with partial or little change.
Report

Study to identify methods to assess equity: report to the President

This report responds to the US Biden-Harris Administration's order 13985, outlining a whole-of-Government mandate to advance equity through a comprehensive approach to Government practices, including: management; policymaking (including through regulation and guidance); procurement, contracting, and budgeting; delivery of benefits and services; and data collection, reporting...
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...
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...
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

She has a plan: the unique power of girls to lead change

The majority of girls want to take charge of their future and tackle the biggest issues facing them and all of us collectively, but sometimes lack confidence to step up. This research shows that young women and girls – if educated, supported and inspired by...
Report

Public policy and the infrastructure of kindness in Scotland

Between October 2018 and January 2019, the University of Edinburgh hosted a series of discussions on kindness in policy. Drawing on these conversations, this report seeks to explore what we mean when we talk about kindness, and how the National Performance Framework could help build...
Literature review

Changing community attitudes toward greater inclusion of people with disabilities

This report summarises the results of a rapid review of recent (2011–2016) literature on community and employer attitudes toward inclusion of people with disabilities. It also reviews key social marketing campaigns that aimed to improve attitudes toward inclusion of people with disabilities
Report

Cracking up? Culture and the displacement of virtue

Unease has been growing that something has changed for the worse in our culture. The change is perceptible but often defies precise description. This paper calls for a renewed understanding of culture as that which expresses a shared, common vision for our human and social...
Journal article

Understanding the motivations for return migration in Australia

Return migration is often overlooked by traditional analyses of internal migration. Why people return has received even less scrutiny. Relatively few migrants make a return move, so there is clearly something noteworthy about these people and their circumstances that trigger such a move. This paper...
Book

New forms of political organisation

This volume collects innovative thinking about new forms of politics, new forms of political organisation and new ways of thinking politics.
Report

This is a crisis: facing up to the age of environmental breakdown

Human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible. This paper argues that three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities are required: of the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...
Working paper

Managing coal mine closure: achieving a just transition for all

Coal mine closure is, in large part, about mitigating impacts on people and communities. This report outlines “Just Transition for All” principles that can achieve meaningful outcomes for mine-affected communities.
Report

Prosperity and justice: a plan for the new economy

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...
Report

From girls to men: social attitudes to gender equality in Australia

This report presents the findings derived from a national survey of 2,122 Australians about their attitudes to issues of sexism and gender inequality. The survey was conducted online by Ipsos, in March 2018, with participants recruited from a combination of online panels and via social...