Topic: Policy issues

Three Paradoxes Revealed by The Pandemic

Three Paradoxes Revealed by The Pandemic

In reviewing the social and political aspects of the pandemic, there appear to be three major paradoxes, writes Geoff Mulgan ...
Submission of Evidence to the UK Covid Inquiry ‘Public Consultation on Initial Terms of Reference’

Submission of Evidence to the UK Covid Inquiry ‘Public Consultation on Initial Terms of Reference’

IPPO welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the public consultation on the UK Covid Inquiry’s draft terms of reference (ToR) ...

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impact of pandemic on care homes

Mental health and wellbeing of care home residents and staff: a snapshot of COVID-19 impacts and responses

The devastating impact of the pandemic on care homes throughout the UK has raised many questions that demand further investigation ...
Homelessness and COVID-19

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...