Topic: Policy issues

Canterbury earthquakes, New Zealand

Public inquiry design choices: what ideas should be adopted from past inquiries around the world?

Inquiries are often characterised by institutional conservatism that limits their capacity to prompt effective reform – but it doesn’t have ...
IPPO Cities event report: how is COVID-19 changing the use of urban spaces for the long-term?

IPPO Cities event report: how is COVID-19 changing the use of urban spaces for the long-term?

IPPO Cities' opening event included contributions from city officials and advisors in London, Belfast, Stockholm, Cape Town, Bangkok and Melbourne ...

RESEARCH NOTES

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, ...
Connecting UK decision-makers with the latest global research on COVID-19

Connecting UK decision-makers with the latest global research on COVID-19

How should we help schoolchildren who’ve struggled with online lessons to catch up? How should people living on the streets ...