Over several years, the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) has worked with the UK government and the European Commission on a new approach to this problem. It has set up experimentation funds to test new interventions to boost innovation and productivity among SMEs.
Despite decades of national progress, rural communities still have difficulty in accessing modern education and health services. In education, about a quarter of primary schools in the world did not have access to basic services such as electricity, drinking water and sanitation in 2020.
As COP27 goes full-steam ahead, countries are taking a long hard look at their emissions targets. The transport sector clocks in at 24% of total emissions and has seen the largest increase in emissions from 1970-2018. What can we do to help cities run off fumes?
The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
Cities will be central to getting the SDGs back on track. Their proximity to local businesses, residents, and civil society also means they are uniquely placed to mobilise collective action towards the SDGs. But 70% of OECD cities have still not achieved more than two SDGs.
What do young social entrepreneurs need to do to ensure their ideas and experiences are woven into future social entrepreneurship policies? This article has the answers…
Women often bear the brunt of family care responsibilities. Often this requires trip-chaining involving stops for groceries, prescriptions, cash at the bank, childcare, school and a myriad of other daily chores.
Trust in government is hard won, but easily lost, especially during times of crisis. Trust in government dipped sharply during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and took a decade to recover. But trust can also be worn down over time by long-term trends, such as economic decline.