Social policy

Briefing paper

14 Feb 2019

This briefing paper teases out the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence appropriate to participatory social policy and practice, and increasing people’s control within communities and services.

Article

30 Jan 2019

SVA’s strategy consultants share their thoughts and observations about developing and implementing strategy in the social sector.

Report

17 Jan 2019

This study brings new evidence on the role of Social Impact Investment (SII) in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state-of-play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This report presents the findings of the eleventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. For the first time in Australia, the surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Book

3 Dec 2018

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy....

Report

17 Oct 2018

The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense)...

Journal article

28 Aug 2018

In most established democracies, there is a desire to combine policymaking with evidence, earning a notch of legitimacy for policy and research alike. The use of evidence in policymaking is a good idea, but like many good ideas it is more complicated in practice than...

Report

21 Aug 2018

To prevent politicisation and preserve pluralism in Australian business, this report proposes that a new clarifying principle should be introduced into the language and practice of corporate governance to overtly qualify existing CSR philosophies – the Community Pluralism Principle.

Report

31 Jul 2018

This paper outlines some of the findings from the 2018 HILDA report that may have ramifications for social and economic policy.

Journal article

27 Jul 2018

The profession of social work intervenes in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised. In the majority, social work policy and practice in Australia has been founded on a western practice paradigm. Recent and rapid developments in the migratory trends of migrants and refugees places...

Policy report

2 Apr 2018

This paper sets out an illustrative model of how the United Kingdom could set up a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, which would pay out a universal dividend to all young citizens from 2030/31.

Report

22 Mar 2018

Competition for space is becoming more acute as the economy clusters ever more in cities, particularly in city centres. Previous work by Centre for Cities has shown that high-skilled, knowledge-based jobs are increasingly located in successful city centres because of the benefits on offer compared...

Report

A framework for describing and measuring the wider impacts of urban climate action
27 Feb 2018

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.

Report

9 Feb 2018

The State of the Nation report this year is the eleventh report the Salvation Army’s Social Policy Parliamentary Unit has completed. New Zealand as a nation has changed in many ways over this time and each of these reports have served as markers along the...

Video

18 Dec 2017

To produce evidence with ‘impact’, and know how to ‘make evidence count’, we need to understand the policy process and how evidence is produced and used in a complex system.

Report

29 Nov 2017

In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.

Report

24 Nov 2017

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

Book

1 Nov 2017

This volume is the most international of all published monographs from the series "Czech-Polish-Slovak Studies in Andragogy and Social Gerontology." Among the scholars trying to grasp the nuances and trends of social policy, there are diverse perspectives, resulting not only from the extensive knowledge of...

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses. Occupants of the low-energy houses purchased 45-62% less electricity, had lower utility bills resulting in financial savings...

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