OurKingdom feature ASAP UK Political Parties Poverty Audit

6 May

OurKingdom, the British section of openDemocracy, has featured an article about the ASAP UK Political Parties Poverty Audit. OurKingdom professes its goal as the questioning and investigation of power in the United Kingdom, whether public or secret, cultural or economic, from the perspective of securing and enhancing shared liberty The article is detailed below and may be accessed on […]

UNA-UK Political Parties on the United Nations

6 May

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UNA-UK has written to UK political parties asking them for a clear statement outlining their vision for the UK’s relationship with the United Nations. The responses, listed alphabetically, are available below: The Conservative Party on the UN The Green Party on the UN The Labour Party on the UN The Liberal Democrat Party on the […]

ASAP UK Political Parties Poverty Audit

27 Apr

This week we posted to let you know that the ASAP UK Political Parties Poverty Audit has been launched. We urge you to get involved and find out how your vote will affect Poverty. With approximately 13 million people currently living in poverty in the UK, and less than 2 weeks until the elections, ASAP […]

On the future of DFID and the ‘beyond aid’ agenda. A note from Alex Evans and Owen Barder

26 Sep

Alex Evans, Senior Fellow at the NYU Center on International Cooperation, and Owen Barder, development economist and Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development, submitted a paper to the UK Parliament’s International Development Select Committee last week, as written evidence to their current inquiry on the future of the Department for International Development (DFID) […]

Report – Women, migration and development: Investing in the future

25 Sep

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Last July Cat attended a two day conference in London jointly organised by CARE International, EMPHASIS and ODI, on Women, Migration and Development. Cat also curated the redaction of the Conference Report, read more to access the full report.

The NHS Citizen Assembly has arrived

18 Sep

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Today the NHS Citizen project will be holding the first NHS Citizen Assembly, where citizens and the NHS England Board will discuss important issues for the NHS. This is a great example of national scale deliberative engagement process, linked into a traditional decision-making process. Since the start of the process, NHS Citizen is exploring and […]

When Scotland Leaves the UK: a Wikistrat simulation

16 Sep

Earlier this year, Wikistrat ran a three-week long crowdsourced simulation to map the opportunities available to an independent Scotland, risks it might face and the likely trajectories it could take as a new state. Cat was the supporting lead analyst for this project.

The business of charities is, in fact, political

4 Sep

New Minister for Civil Society Brook Newmark stated “that charities should “stick to their knitting” and keep out of politics. The new minister fails to see that one of the charity sector’s critical roles in society is as interlocutor and representative for those who are underrepresented or heard in the public debate. This is true […]