Topic: Policy issues

COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

Early in the first lockdown, a playworker asked on social media: ‘Could playwork be considered as key working?’ This question ...
What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?

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 ...

RESEARCH NOTES

COVID-19 vaccines

What does global evidence tell us about the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

The International Network for Government Science Advice has been monitoring different prioritisation models for vaccine rollout – from the arts ...
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 ...