Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

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

Here you will find blogs on how to #BuildBackBetter to achieve social and climate justice and create a society free from poverty and inequality. Our aim is to build the narrative and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

A New Beginning

By Rosaleen Tite Ahern

17 June, 2021

The one thing we all need after the pandemic is a new beginning. Change is in the air, whether that be ideological, legislative, or deeply personal. The theme for this year’s Orwell Youth Prize is ‘A New Direction: Starting...

What does Covid-19 mean for the inclusive growth agenda?

By Charlotte Morgan and Luca Tiratelli

16 June, 2021

What’s the role of inclusive growth in recovering from crisis? It’s easy to see as a ‘nice-to-have’, but can be at the centre of helping us build back better. Fifteen months have passed since the publication of our report, Cultivating...

Rethinking Poverty: what needs to change?

By Barry Knight

9 June, 2021

We have the ideas for change It is now more than three years since Rethinking Poverty began to compile resources to support the development of a good society without poverty in the UK. Now, we believe that we have...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

Big reset needed for a resilient society

By Barry Knight

21 October, 2020

My favourite history book, The Sleepwalkers, tells the story of how the great powers drifted into the First World War without reason or regard to consequences. This is a common pattern, repeated many times since. For example, by blindly...

Gross Domestic Wellbeing: a more relevant measure than GDP?

By Gemma Lawrence

Carnegie UK Trust last December published their report Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe)™ An alternative measure of social progress, which proposes GDWe as ‘a more holistic and relevant’ measure of social progress than Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  ‘ measures neither...

We are proud to be a Good Help organisation

By Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty are proud to be featured on Good Help’s newly launched website. The organisation define ‘Good Help’ as a method of support that helps ‘people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action’, whereas ‘bad...

#BuildBackBetter coalition launched

By Gemma Lawrence

The #BuildBackBetter coalition, which consists of 350 organisations from business, trade unions and civil society, was launched on 29 June. On its website it is described as ‘a platform for everyone who wants us to come out of this crisis...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty