Central and local government

One Ilfracombe

Theory of Change evaluation and prospective ‘Living Well’ Value for Money assessment. Ilfracombe is a small seaside town that attracts retirees and has an ageing population that makes up around a third of the town’s total population. One Ilfracombe aims to give… Read more »


Local early action: how to make it happen

A new report on local early action was recently published by the New Economics Foundation for the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission. This report is the product of an 18-month programme of work funded through Southwark and Lambeth councils…. Read more »


What Works Centre for Wellbeing

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is now part of the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing. What Works is a UK government-funded initiative to enable a range of stakeholders to access independent, high quality, accessible evidence syntheses across a… Read more »


Leading the fight for fairness

By Sarah Lyall, Researcher, Social Policy, New Economics Foundation. The most intriguing developments in reducing inequality and poverty are happening in local, not national, government. In Plymouth, as in much of the rest of UK, empty homes purchased as second… Read more »


A new report on Fairness Commissions

The New Economics Foundation has published a new report by Sarah Lyall. The following is a summary of the findings. In the face of severe spending cuts, many local authorities are struggling to tackle growing levels of inequality and poverty. Others are exploring… Read more »


The Knee High Design Challenge

NEF Consulting has been appointed to evaluate the social and economic impact of new services and products for children under five years old. The Knee High Design Challenge is an open innovation programme funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity,… Read more »