Topic: Vulnerable communities

Bridgend, Wales

The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?

A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But what ...
The UK’s COVID recovery strategy will only ‘build back better’ if it delivers for low-paid workers

The UK’s COVID recovery strategy will only ‘build back better’ if it delivers for low-paid workers

Policymakers should not assume that a rising minimum wage and reopened economy will be sufficient to achieve an inclusive pandemic ...

RESEARCH NOTES

How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

Geoff Mulgan offers a policy-focused response to IPPO's Action On Inequalities event, which saw several hundred policymakers, researchers and practitioners ...
The impact of COVID-19 on gender-based violence in the Philippines: ‘One of the most insidious consequences of the pandemic’

The impact of COVID-19 on gender-based violence in the Philippines: ‘One of the most insidious consequences of the pandemic’

The third of our INGSA inequalities case studies investigates how patterns of violence against women have changed during the Philippines’ ...
Danger at work: tracking the multi-layered risks of being a casual worker during COVID-19

Danger at work: tracking the multi-layered risks of being a casual worker during COVID-19

The dangers of reliance on a casualised workforce have been cruelly exposed by the pandemic. The second of our INGSA ...
Science student looking through microscope in a laboratory

How COVID-19 widened the gender research gap as women were left juggling caring and career duties

The first in a series of inequality-focused blogs by academics from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) looks ...
Woman with medical mask in crowded street

Gender inequality and COVID-19: why ‘building back better’ can’t just mean a return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’

If policymakers are serious about recovery, their strategies should seek to fundamentally redress the gendered effects of the crisis, writes ...
How should we use algorithms to tackle, not widen, social inequalities as part of the COVID-19 recovery?

How should we use algorithms to tackle, not widen, social inequalities as part of the COVID-19 recovery?

The importance of algorithmic systems to our daily lives has grown rapidly during the pandemic. Used in the wrong way, ...
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