Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?

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The IFS Inequality Review: gender inequalities

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with the review’s work on gender inequality and focuses on the ‘Women and men at work’ report, published in December 2021.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Happy Holidays from LGIU

Happy holidays! How local governments around the world sharing festive cheer.

Global Publication

Global Local: 2021 in Recap

At the end of our first year of Global Local, we recap the challenges shared and lessons highlighted.

Global Publication

Global Local: [true] crime and local government

We bring you a two parter this time. The first half is a great interview with Bradford’s Heather Wilson on how they’re working to help young people avoid crime, with a second half borrowing from the true crime genre with a localgov whodunnit.

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog
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November 2021: Think tank review

What are top think tanks around the world publishing on climate change, workforce, transport, the pandemic and more?

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Small island, big ambitions

Andrea Grochowski, Future Energy Communications Officer for Shetland Islands Council, explores some of the many exciting renewable energy projects underway across Shetland.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Rural creative industries

This briefing sets out how policymakers and local councils in countryside areas can better understand and support their rural creative economies.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Publication
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Thriving not just surviving – a new approach to understanding wellbeing

Wellbeing has become an established concept in policy making: the idea being that policy should promote not just income but ‘what really matters to people’. A report commissioned by the charity, Turn2Us, presents a new model of thriving, co-produced in a participatory process involving service users, academics and practitioners.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing