Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Here you will find blogs from us and other poverty writers, and information on key initiatives and events on UK poverty. Our aim is to create the narrative on a good society and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Talking Points looks back on 2019

By Rethinking Poverty

8 January, 2020

2019 has been a tumultuous year. While poverty and inequality continued their inexorable rise, the climate crisis finally erupted on to the national agenda. At the same time solutions began to emerge, from the Green New Deal to the...

The society we want: next steps for Rethinking Poverty

By Caroline Hartnell and Barry Knight

7 January, 2020

There is widespread agreement across the political spectrum that capitalism is in crisis and we need a new way of doing things. ‘Read the Economist and the Financial Times,’ wrote Michael Jacobs in the Guardian on 8 November, ‘or listen to business...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

Social justice and climate justice must go hand in hand

By Stephen Pittam

18 June, 2019

In April I attended Ariadne’s annual meeting in Belfast. Ariadne is a European peer-to-peer network of over 600 funders and philanthropists who support social change and human rights. Participants enjoyed the special hospitality that Belfast always offers its visiting...

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

Carnegie UK and The Wheel explore enabling Participating People

Carnegie UK and The Wheel have published Participating People, the final report of their series The People’s Conversation, which ‘presents a blueprint of actions to support a more inclusive Ireland with a vision to create a more Enabling State’. ...

NEF on how to rebuild trust for transition

The New Economics Foundation has published its report Trust in Transition, which argues that the ‘rebuilding of trust in transition to a zero-carbon economy is perhaps the central political challenge facing the UK as it decarbonises’ and sets out...


Event reports and upcoming events on poverty