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Assessing the financial action task force’s impact on digital financial inclusion

This report from UK think tank RUSI looks at the extent to which the FATF framework has impacted digital financial inclusion. This Occasional Paper assesses the extent to which the FATF framework has impacted digital financial inclusion. This paper finds that the FATF framework has several effects on digital financial inclusion and financial inclusion more...

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Government reform

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the Declaration on Government Reform. Michael Gove has set out a new plan for reforming the civil service – and wider questions of how government works – that could lead to extensive changes. The Declaration on Government Reform was published in the name...

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Benefit to all?

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at the financial experience of Universal Credit claimants during the pandemic. This original analysis compares both the actual and perceived financial situations of those who do not claim Universal Credit (‘non-UC’), those who were claiming Universal Credit in February 2020 (‘existing UC’), and those who began...

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Getting Great British Railways on track

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government is a response to the government's proposed rail reforms. The government’s proposed rail reforms lack sufficient detail to guarantee success. This paper is a response to the government’s white paper. The Plan for Rail announced the formation of Great British Railways (GBR), a new arm’s-length...

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Better cities after COVID-19

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at transformative urban recovery in the global South. COVID-19 has created a critical juncture in the evolution of cities, but there has been limited focus on its urban dimensions in the global South. Drawing on the experiences of grassroots organisations, international agencies and other key urban...

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Strengthening the foundational elements of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This report from UK think tank the IIED provides a guide for negotiators. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will be a major milestone in global agreements on biodiversity conservation, setting international ambition for the next decade. This guide seeks to support Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) who wish to strengthen the...

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Women in the labour market

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Progressive Policy looks at women's participation in the labour market. Over the coming months, CPP will launch a series of research reports examining the policies required to close the participation and pay gap between women and men with accessible and affordable childcare being a core focus...

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Post-pandemic hybrid working poses new challenges to diversity and inclusion

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at hybrid working and whether policies have kept pace with supporting the new ways of working. Hybrid working is here to stay. But have organisational policies and management practices kept pace to support new ways of working? Without addressing policy-to-practice gaps, organisational culture, and the...

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Whose debt is it anyway?

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at a sustainable route out of the debt crisis for low-income countries. The public debt of low-income countries is increasing significantly, with the ratio of public debt service costs to government tax revenue likely to exceed 30% in a third of low-income countries. This could reduce their...

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Clean free trade

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Policy Studies looks at The UK has positioned itself post-Brexit as a champion of both free trade and environmental protection. This major new Centre for Policy Studies paper argues that these goals can and should be mutually reinforcing - that the UK should use its post-Brexit...

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Beyond a 90-minute nation

This report from UK think tank British Future and the Centre for English Identity & Politics looks at why it’s time for an inclusive England outside the stadium. New research from British Future and the Centre for English Identity and Politics examines English identity, race and football today. The research examines: Do symbols of English...

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Towards a progressive US-UK trade partnership

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at a trade partnership grounded in supporting climate action, tackling economic inequalities and human rights. The contemporary model of international trade is under strain. Rising trade tensions, paralysis at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and economic instability as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have led to...

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Strengthening the development dimensions in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This report from UK think tank IIED provides a guide of negotiators. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) will be a major milestone in global agreements on biodiversity conservation, setting international ambition for the next decade. This guide seeks to support Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) who wish to see strengthened provisions...

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Pillars of community

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice looks at why communities matter and what matters to them. Despite the many challenges it has brought, the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed interest in local community life in the UK. At a time when many are asking how we can build upon this community...

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Ever closer mates

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute looks at the support for a United Kingdom-Australia free trade deal. Original ASI & C|T Group polling shows that the citizens of the United Kingdom and Australia greatly support the signing of a free trade deal between the UK and Australia. 65% of Brits support...

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