What is experimentation in policy or practice? And why is an experiment worth investing in? This inventory provides a catalogue of experiments of different shapes and sizes, and simple advice on the pros and cons of different designs.
This paper explores the New Zealand Government’s thinking around its Social Investment approach form the perspective of an experienced political journalist and commentator. It updates the author’s June 2015 Institute for Governance and Policy Studies working paper [James 2015] in the light of subsequent policy...
In this document, opinion formers discuss concerns that are vital for the future success of the state’s economy, communities, public services and social cohesion. Contributors are focused on old and new problems, fresh ideas and approaches, and crucially, the use of evidence and expertise to...
This paper analyses social protection policy and programming through a gendered political economy lens, to understand why and how progress has (or has not) been made in promoting gender equality and empowerment outcomes, and to identify entry points for action.
This report presents the findings of the twelfth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in July-August 2019.
This briefing examines the implications of a no-deal Brexit for labour and social rights in the UK and explores how the legal framework governing these rights may change after a no-deal.
Forces disrupting markets and changing the nature of work present a fundamental challenge to prevailing employment-based risk-sharing policies in countries at all levels of development. This publication proposes a package of protections, labor benefits, and services that are more relevant to the diverse and diversifying...
The 14th HILDA Annual Statistical Report 2019 has been released. This resource outlines some of the key observations.
Common Futures Conversations is a collaboration between Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which aims to facilitate political dialogue among young people from Africa and Europe.
This resource provides a definition of ‘needs assessment’ and outlines how to undertake one. This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.