Social policy

Article

5 Mar 2019
14

Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent. According to the 2018 National Climate Assessment, climate change is already driving more severe droughts,...

Audio interview

5 Mar 2019
8

The U.S. government spends billions of dollars each year helping households recover after disasters such as the tornadoes this past Sunday in Alabama. Who gets that federal aid is always a big question after natural disasters. An NPR investigation out today finds federal disaster aid...

Briefing paper

14 Feb 2019
398

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.

Report

Summary of a survey of 6500 women by the Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women
8 Feb 2019
8

A new survey of 6,500 Australian women’s views on climate change shows women will change their lives and votes for climate action. Almost nine in ten are ‘extremely concerned’ and one in three in the under-30 bracket are so worried that they are re-considering having...

Article

30 Jan 2019
14

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

Report

17 Jan 2019
256

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.

Guide

11 Dec 2018
10

This document provides a holistic and integrated sustainable development framework for the development of liveable, economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and communities in China. The framework identifies key objectives and principles to achieve urban sustainability and provides specific guidelines for implementation and...

Report

11 Dec 2018
27

This collection of best practice examples shows how European Union member states are improving access to social protection for workers and self-employed citizens. It was developed by national authorities and social partners for national authorities and social partners, to support the implementation of social protection...

Report

4 Dec 2018
52

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
8

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....

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018
6

‘Forced Car Ownership’ (FCO) describes low income households with high car ownership, resulting in a high proportion of their income going to their cars. The cost of running multiple cars, combined with housing costs, puts considerable stress on low income households. Contemporary research has identified...

Report

17 Oct 2018
283

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
299

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
147

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
467

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
5

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
57

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
3

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...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2018
15

Tenure mix has been put forward as a way to break up concentrations of poverty. But how effective is it as a tool to achieve better individual and neighbourhood outcomes?

Report

A framework for describing and measuring the wider impacts of urban climate action
27 Feb 2018
28

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

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