Over the past year, Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council (NESC) has analysed the pandemic to extract lessons for public policy.
Nation: Northern Ireland
What are the key elements of a gender-based recovery strategy? Reflections from IPPO’s first Northern Ireland roundtable
Greater representation of women in senior positions and increased recognition of unpaid care were two recommendations highlighted at this gender-focused event, led by IPPO’s Northern Ireland policy team
How have unpaid family carers been affected during the pandemic – in terms of their finances, work prospects and mental wellbeing? Interviews by Lisa Smyth
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?
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
What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?
The COHeRe project has identified three key factors driving healthier and less risky behaviours – leading to recommendations for more effective public health messaging during the pandemic and beyond
Northern Ireland’s Feminist Recovery Plan: why COVID-19 recovery requires a gender-sensitive approach
From the demands of unpaid care to increased levels of domestic violence, the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women has been well-documented across the world. Northern Ireland’s Feminist Recovery Plan offers a pioneering response
IPPO roundtable report: ‘COVID-19 will do to online learning what the first world war did to flying’
The pandemic has presented an extraordinary experiment in remote education for children of all ages. Our latest IPPO roundtable addresses what aspects of online learning should be retained for the future
Homelessness and COVID-19: a comparison of responses in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England
To better understand the different approaches of each UK nation during COVID-19, Nick Bartholdy and Faye Greaves present a detailed comparison of homelessness data and legislation both before and during the pandemic
IPPO’s Northern Ireland project lead Muiris MacCarthaigh on why taking a trans-national approach to pandemic responses has proved so difficult – for the island of Ireland as elsewhere