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

Flatpack Democracy 2.0

By The Alternative UK

19 February, 2020

We are very pleased to bring you news of Flatpack Democracy 2.0 (buy here). This is the compendious update to the original booklet from Peter Macfadyen, ex-mayor of the Somerset town of Frome, and leader of the Independents for...

Taking back control of the innovation economy

By Isaac Stanley

13 February, 2020

A fairer innovation economy won’t come as a gift from the powers that be. This week we launch a new phase of our Everyone Makes Innovation Policy programme, in partnership with Citizens UK, to create pressure for change from...

Talking Points: January 2020

By Rethinking Poverty

5 February, 2020

On 23 January, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that the ‘Doomsday Clock’ has moved 20 seconds closer to midnight – the closest it has come to signalling a global meltdown and catastrophe. The metaphorical clock, used to gauge...

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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