Inquiries are often characterised by institutional conservatism that limits their capacity to prompt effective reform – but it doesn’t have to be that way. This paper assesses the effectiveness of a range of innovations used in past public inquiries, from the UK to Australia
Article type: Topic snapshot
What future potential are we unlocking through the temporary fixes, everyday experiments and collective ingenuity of global city-dwellers during COVID-19? By Michele Acuto and Dan Hill
Strategies to support social care workers during COVID-19: a global scan of responses to severe staffing challenges
All over the world, COVID-19 has placed huge demands and stresses on social care workers – but what supportive policy initiatives have been attempted in response?
The Synthesis Gap: reducing the imbalance between advice and absorption in handling big challenges, from pandemics to net zero
This paper focuses on how governments should synthesise inputs from many disciplines and sources to make decisions. But the issue of what makes a synthesis ‘good’ is much broader
Care home visitor policies: a global scan of the latest strategies in countries with high vaccination rates
This global scan has been carried out by members of the LTCcovid network, and includes detailed case studies from six countries: Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Norway and the Netherlands
The burden of informal care on women: how has it increased during COVID-19, and what are the implications for women’s working lives?
Research suggests that women carry out at least three times more unpaid care work than men. How should this be accounted for in pandemic recovery plans?
Ahead of IPPO’s event with Youth Futures Foundation on cities’ youth employment recovery strategies, here is a global scan of city-level policy actions introduced during the pandemic
The impact of COVID-19 on youth unemployment in the UK: key regional differences and long-term trends
Ahead of our expert roundtable looking at how UK cities should tackle youth unemployment in their COVID recovery plans, this topic snapshot offers a regional perspective of the challenges
IPPO is pulling together evidence and expertise on the importance of social capital to pandemic recovery strategies – from levels of trust to the role of civil society. Now we’d like your insights
Gender-related policies for COVID recovery: a Europe-wide scan of initiatives supporting women in work
To inform our upcoming roundtable looking at pandemic recovery strategies that support women in work, IPPO partners INGSA and the Blavatnik School of Government have conducted a rapid scan of notable European policy initiatives