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Food
Singapore Sprouting. A Pioneering Ag Tech Policy

Singapore Sprouting. A Pioneering Ag Tech Policy

Singapore has an impressive history of succeeding against the odds, emerging as a global economic and financial powerhouse out of the most unpromising conditions when it secured its independence after the Second World War. Becoming

Inclusive Economy
Covid’s Risk Premium. Policies For An Uninsurable Pandemic

Covid’s Risk Premium. Policies For An Uninsurable Pandemic

Before Covid-19 gripped the world in a pandemic, myriad forecasts were made about the transfer of risk from the public to the private sector. With rising populations, governments would rely increasingly on private investors and

Housing
Turning Shops Into Homes. John Lewis Sells A Big Idea

Turning Shops Into Homes. John Lewis Sells A Big Idea

Britain’s squeezed property market and the John Lewis Partnership’s motto of never being “knowingly undersold” are not comfortable bedfellows. Democratized controversially by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s sale of publicly-owned council homes to their residents in the 1980s, housing

Citizenship & Rights
Domestic Abuse During COVID. New Zealand’s Innovative Response

Domestic Abuse During COVID. New Zealand’s Innovative Response

For decades, New Zealand has been a world-leader in a category nobody wants to win: it has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the developed world. In 2018, the country’s police investigated

Citizenship & Rights
Laying Down Their Lathis. Ideas For Better Policing In India

Laying Down Their Lathis. Ideas For Better Policing In India

In the early days of Prime Minister Modi’s fierce 21-day pandemic lockdown, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initative (CHRI) released a set of guidelines imagining Indian police as a “crucial liaison point between people and essential services,” and

Governance
Police reform in the city of Buenos Aires is a work in progress

Police reform in the city of Buenos Aires is a work in progress

The relative success of a massive Argentine lockdown during the first few months of the pandemic has surprised many experts, with roughly 9,000 lost to Covid-19 as of late August in a population of 45

Climate
Greening The Post-Pandemic Recovery. Lessons from Germany

Greening The Post-Pandemic Recovery. Lessons from Germany

“Never before has so much of an EU budget been allocated to combating climate change,” declared Svenja Schulze, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on July 21st, after a five-day inter-governmental summit

Governance
The Unlikely Story Of Medellín’s Pandemic-Defying Mayor

The Unlikely Story Of Medellín’s Pandemic-Defying Mayor

One of the world’s great urban turnaround stories has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Daniel Quintero was born in 1980, his home city of Medellin was the world’s most dangerous city as well as

Climate
Sustainable Skies: The Case For Pandemic Bailouts With Green Strings

Sustainable Skies: The Case For Pandemic Bailouts With Green Strings

As the economic shock of the pandemic has spread, policymakers around the world have found themselves trying to balance the short-term priority of rescuing their economies from pandemic-driven disaster with longer-term goals such as making

Citizenship & Rights
Books Driving Change: Meighan Stone and Awakening

Books Driving Change: Meighan Stone and Awakening

Show me the social movement where there was no backlash. I’ll wait for an answer because there is none. There is not an example of a social movement that didn’t trigger backlash. Because these things

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