economic development

The role of community planning partnerships in economic development

Report prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission on the role of community planning partnerships in economic development.

Economic development and skills policy: what can we learn from territorial innovation models and territorial knowledge dynamics? (LLAKES Research Paper 33)

Paper that explores territorial innovation models (TIMs) and territorial knowledge dynamics (TKDs) as ideal-typical ways of thinking about economic development, innovation and learning.

Using the UK as a case study, it explores their implications for the future direction of national (and European) education and skills policies in the context of the so-called knowledge-based economy (KBE).

Renewing Scotland: the government's programme for Scotland 2011-2012

Programme for government that set out the steps that will be taken in the year ahead to deliver its commitment to make Scotland better.

Rebalancing local economies: widening economic opportunities for people in deprived communities

This is the final report of a major programme of work undertaken by ippr north, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Northern Way. The programme set out to understand why some deprived areas within city regions in the North of England have prospered whilst others have remained deprived even when the surrounding economy was performing strongly; to explore how deprived areas can be better linked to areas of economic opportunity; to consider the roles of local, sub-national and national bodies; and to inform a new generation of policies targeted at deprived neighbourhoods.

Understanding attitudes to tackling economic inequality

Research on public attitudes to inequality has tended to focus more on revealing attitudes than exploring what motivates them. This study aims to fill some of the gaps in existing research to provide useful insights for practitioners and policy-makers.

What are the implications of attitudes to economic inequality?

This collection of three Viewpoints responds to work by the Fabian Society and Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) that looks at attitudes towards economic inequality and how to tackle it, and the political debate around it.

A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009

In 2008, JRF published the first ‘minimum income standard for Britain’, based on what members of the public thought people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. A year later, and in changing economic circumstances, the standard has been updated for inflation. This study updates 2008’s innovative research, based on what members of the public thought people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living.

Political debate about economic inequality: An information resource

This study aims to increase understanding of how politicians think and talk about economic inequality, both in private and in public. It compares politicians' attitudes across and between five major political parties: the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, and the Scottish National Party. The research is particularly relevant given the recent turbulence with the financial system, the correspondingly high levels of attention upon the City and bonus culture, and the recession.

Housing and economic development: moving forward together

This report aims to assist the Housing Corporation and its successor bodies in the development of policy and strategy, with an emphasis on: how future housing investment can maximise its contribution to economic development; and how housing and physical regeneration interventions can be integrated with, and complementary to, economic development strategies.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.