Topic: Policy issues

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

The COVID crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic – and requires a comparable model of inquiry. A non-traditional, ‘whole of ...
‘We're in the same storm but not the same boat’: lessons for the future from our FE Rapid Evidence Review

‘We’re in the same storm but not the same boat’: lessons for the future from our FE Rapid Evidence Review

The UK’s FE colleges offer provision for the more deprived sections of society, and specialise in preparing young people for ...

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Coronavirus world map

A ‘super-wicked’ policy problem: the cross-border challenges of responding to COVID-19

IPPO’s Northern Ireland project lead Muiris MacCarthaigh on why taking a trans-national approach to pandemic responses has proved so difficult ...
future of homelessness

Roundtable report: using evidence to tackle the long-term causes of homelessness in more systemic ways

In the second of IPPO’s policy roundtables, we discussed the future of homelessness in each UK nation in light of ...
A line of bottles containing COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 has sparked new relationships between the academic and policy worlds. How do we maintain them when the threat recedes?

Behavioural scientist Stephen Reicher highlights three key areas that must be addressed if academics and policymakers are to maintain the ...
Beyond the COVID crisis: can emergency measures be turned into systemic change to end homelessness?

Beyond the COVID crisis: can emergency measures be turned into systemic change to end homelessness?

Finland has seen unusual levels of success in reducing rough sleeping and long-term homelessness. Can its learnings inform strategies in ...
What is the best way to reopen schools safely? Reflections from Scotland

What is the best way to reopen schools safely? Reflections from Scotland

When Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the country’s stay-at-home order, her stated priority was for educational settings to reopen ...
IPPO’s first UK-wide policy roundtable discusses the mental health of schoolchildren during COVID-19

IPPO’s first UK-wide policy roundtable discusses the mental health of schoolchildren during COVID-19

A particularly strong theme was the need to use this summer not simply for UK schoolchildren to catch up academically, ...