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Combining research methods in a study of the UK’s unmet needs

Publication 1 July 2008

The complexity of trying to understand and examine social needs in society has highlighted the fact that a mixed methods approach to research is needed, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. The Mapping Needs programme explored and shed light to

Neighbourliness + Empowerment = Wellbeing: Is there a formula for happy communities?

Publication 22 June 2008

Is there a formula for happy communities? How does active citizenship contribute to the wellbeing of communities? This report, which is the first in a series of publications from the Local Wellbeing Project, tries to answer this question by investigating

Deep and persistent exclusion: Interrogating the idea of the ‘bottom 2.5 percent’

Publication 1 June 2008

Written as part of the Mapping Needs programme, this paper explores the conceptualization of the ‘bottom 2.5 percent’ – the individuals in the lowest income scale who face deep and persistent exclusion from society. A key question raised in this

The London Collaborative: State of Play

Publication 1 June 2008

The London Collaborative was an ambitious programme designed to improve the capacity of London’s public sector to work across boundaries of place, profession and organisation in order to meet future challenges facing the capital. This publication provides an overview of

Developing leadership capability for a collaborative city

Publication 1 April 2008

In this paper, we explored the increasing requirement for leaders to make complex judgements, to rethink and redesign systems, and to find integrative solutions that make sense from several different perspectives. We identified the need to develop a stronger problem

A Collaborative City? A snapshot of current collaboration across the public sector in London

Publication 1 April 2008

This paper sketches a picture of current capacity for joint and strategic working across tiers of government and public services in London. It looks at the kinds of partnerships, networks and other mechanisms that exist, at perceptions of how well

Discovery, Argument & Action: How civil society responds to changing needs

Publication 30 March 2008

Civil society in its many forms plays vital roles in discovering and then meeting social needs – from poverty and disability to discrimination. This report investigates the many ways in which these roles have been played, analysing civil society’s role

The role of private equity in social and sustainable development

Publication 30 March 2008

This report explores the role private equity and venture capital providers can play in social and sustainable development. The research was used by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) to provide a detailed analysis of the current state of engagement

Escape from the Titanic

Publication 1 March 2008

In 2008, the British criminal justice system was failing by many measures. Costs were rising as was the prison population. The sheer pressure on the system made it hard to introduce long overdue reforms. As a result recidivism rates remained

The Collaborative City: Future Trends

Publication 1 March 2008

This report on Future Trends accompanies the main London Collaborative report “The Collaborative City” and offers an analysis of more than 50 studies about the future of London. The London Collaborative was a partnership led by the Young Foundation, in

The Collaborative City: Working together to shape London’s future

Publication 1 March 2008

The London Collaborative was a partnership led by the Young Foundation, in association with the Office for Public Management (OPM) and Common Purpose. The report was designed to stimulate future thinking among all of us who care about London’s future

The Collaborative City – Future Scenarios

Publication 1 March 2008

The London Collaborative was an ambitious programme designed to improve the capacity of London’s public sector to work across boundaries of place, profession and organisation in order to meet future challenges facing the capital. This report accompanied the launch report

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