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Transforming Education in Challenging Environments

RELIEF Mass Displacement

A free online course, open to all, starting on 24 June 2019, 4 weeks, 4 hours per weekWhat is the course about?Discover pra...
IGP Films

Why prosperity now?

The first in the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity's Soundbites series. Professor Henrietta Moore, Head of the Institute for Global Pro...
IGP Films

Bringing citizen-led research into policymaking

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index

The IGP and the London Prosperity Board launch the ProsperityImage: ...
IGP Podcasts

Special Fast Forward 2030 - Biodiversity - SDG15: Life on Land

15 July 2019 This episode is a live event from Fast Forward 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals SDG15: Life on Land, with a spe...
IGP Podcasts

My Perfect Country: Making a difference

15 July 2019 For three series, My Perfect Country has sought to build the perfect country. Inspired by positive thinking, it take...
IGP Stories

A Third Emergent Migrant Subject Unrecognised in Law

RELIEF Mass Displacement Asia

Hannah Sender

PhD student, Hannah Sender, reflects on Professor Saskia Sassen's public lecture, 'A Third Emergent Migrant Subject Unrecognised in ...
IGP Stories

Our Summer Reading List 2019

Find recommendations for your summer reading list from staff at the Institute for Global Prosperity - including books, films, music, pod...
IGP Stories

Citizen science and botanic knowledge among herders and farmers in Kenya

PROCOL Kenya

In collaboration with, Dr Wilson Kipkore of the University of Eldoret, Dr Solomon Ole Ntaiyia Maasai Mara University, Mr Kipkeu Kiprutto ...
IGP Stories

For Community to Thrive, Local Businesses Must Thrive Also

Dr Nikolay Mintchev

…things aren’t what they used to be before; there is no sense of community anymore; people only care about personal gain, not ab...
IGP Events

Secure Livelihoods and Digital Technologies in East London

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services

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IGP Events

Financing Prosperity by Dealing with Debts

Financing Prosperity

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IGP Events

We Are 5 - Professor Homi Bhabha, On Global Perplexity and Global Prosperity

DescriptionThe Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL welcomes Professor Homi Bhabha (Harvard University) for his seminar "On ...
IGP Films

Rethinking what prosperity means for London

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index

Image credit: Photo by ...
IGP Films

Addressing vulnerabilities through infrastructure

RELIEF Mass Displacement

The Participatory Spatial Intervention: Addressing vulnerabilities through infrastructure, is a piece of research led by Dr Andrea Rigon,...
IGP Podcasts

Jacqueline McGlade on monitoring the environment from space

28 November 2018 An ecologist who fell in love with computing, Jacqueline McGlade pioneered the use of satellites study the stat...
IGP Podcasts

Joslin Kehdy of Recycle Lebanon - Circular Economy Hub for Lebanon

10 May 2019 Joslin Kehdy is the founder of Recycle Lebanon an NGO addressing the waste emergency in Lebanon and creating a regene...
IGP Stories

Adolescent Lives - Reviewing our Findings, and Looking to the Future

Hannah Sender

PhD student, Hannah Sender, reflects on her fieldwork on adolescent mental health in Bar Elias, Lebanon....
IGP Stories

Can we have UBS and UBI?

Social Prosperity Public Services

Two thinktank reports (...
IGP Stories

Launch of a Prosperity Index for London

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services Work

Maria Paz Levy

Maria Paz Levy, volunteer at the IGP, reports from the launch of the IGP's first Prosperity Index f...
IGP Stories

Crafting global prosperity together is the task for the SDGeneration

David Bent

In mid-February I chaired an all-day conference on the "SDGeneration - A Citizen Science Movement"....
IGP Stories

How Research Creates More Inclusive Spaces

RELIEF Mass Displacement

Dr Hanna Baumann

It is not every day that academics plant trees, paint pavements, or install park benches. But that is exactly what I, and other resea...
IGP Stories

Housing, displacement and the elderly

RELIEF Mass Displacement

Monica Basbous, Nadine Bekdache and Camillo Boano

This blog post was originally written for the UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit website and can b...
IGP Stories

Acoustic Cities panel discussion

RELIEF

This panel discussion took place at the launch of Acoustic ...
IGP Stories

“Maisha bora - living a good life”

KNOW Prosperity Index

Tim Ndezi, Festo Makoba and Dr Saffron Woodcraft

How research methods and ethics produce pathways to prosperityWhat does it mean to be prosperous and live wel...
IGP Stories

Culture, collaboration and cities: reflections on the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019

Annelise Andersen

‘Cities occupy just 3% of the Earth’s land but account for 60 to 80% of energy consumption and at least 70% of carbon emissions’, Profess...
IGP Stories

Forget a basic income—here’s how UBS could fund housing and transport for all

Social Prosperity Food Public Services Work

A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: ...
IGP Stories

Engineering a sensible smart city

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

Smart cities are built upon a foundation of sustainable prosperity that actually improves the quality of life for all and their exper...
IGP Stories

IGP Director Professor Moore appointed to Expert Advisory Panel of the landmark Dasgupta Review

Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, Professor Henrietta Moore, has been appointed to the expert panel of the ...
IGP Stories

We are ‘all in it together’

Social Prosperity Food Public Services Work

Over the past 30 decades, prosperity – understood as material wealth, social wellbeing, equality, justice, inclusion and environmental su...
IGP Stories

Labour’s embrace of UBS “can renew social contract”

Social Prosperity Food Health Public Services Work

Idea for Universal Basic Services developed by the Institute for Global Prosperity to form a “central pillar” of Labour’s po...
IGP Stories

Migration, Diversity and Politics through the Psychoanalytic Lens

RELIEF Mass Displacement Africa America Asia Europe Pacific

Dr Nikolay Mintchev

Migration and displacement are taking place on an unprecedented scale. The movement of people throughout the world is diversifying the de...
IGP Stories

What does prosperity mean to you?

KNOW London Prosperity Board PROCOL Kenya PROCOL UK RELIEF Prosperity Index Africa America Asia Europe Pacific

Sarah Nisi

Nineteen Londoners collect research data for the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) from hundreds of households in their neighbour...
IGP Stories

Getting Beyond the Economy: a Journey with Extinction Rebellion

Charlie Stott

Our newest addition to the IGP team shares his experiences with Extinction Rebellion and how he feels that society could shift in a p...
IGP Stories

The Ethics of Open Data

RELIEF Mass Displacement Public Services Middle East

Dr Ala'a Shehabi

Against the backdrop of MACAM's 2nd Biennale of C...
IGP Stories

From 'Crisis' to Opportunity: Migration Research Priorities in the Middle East

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Earlier this year, the RELIEF Centre collaborated with the Migration Leadership team and the Arab Council for Social Sciences to convene ...
IGP Stories

Wales: Why re-think prosperity now?

Juan Manuel Moreno

On Tuesday 15 October, I was in Cardiff attending the event Re-thinking Prosperity for Wales: A multi-stakeholder dialogue about new ...
IGP Stories

Teach Out, Tell the Truth, and Transform Tomorrow

Johnny Stormonth-Darling

The Teach-OutIn October, thousands of dedicated individuals, concerned for the fate of the planet, staged o...
IGP Events

Fast Forward 2030: Sustainable Cities

Fast Forward 2030

Run by the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, Fast Forward 2030 is a network and platform of entrepreneurs who...
IGP Stories

PROCOL Kenya: A radical approach to building sustainable prosperity for Africa

PROCOL Kenya Prosperity Index Africa

“Sustainable prosperity is a global challenge: the world needs a...
IGP Stories

Re-shaping the understanding of prosperity

PROCOL Kenya Prosperity Index Africa

“PROCOL Kenya has an ambitious agenda: we want to determine and then re-shape global understandings of ‘what matters’ to peoples...
IGP Stories

Urgent need for developing an 'Economy of Belonging'

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services Europe

Juan Manuel Moreno

On Tuesday 19th November, IGP Founder and Director, Professor Henrietta L. Moore, attended the Social Macroeconomics Hub works...
IGP Stories

‘People don’t behave in a way economists sometimes think they behave’

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Public Services Europe

Sarah Nisi

Local organisations incorporate IGP’s findings from the London Prosperity Index work into their policies to better reflect the views ...
IGP Events

Soundbite: The Scramble for Data: How & Why Surveillance Is Being Exported Around the World

This talk explores how neo-colonial and hegemonic countries are exporting and outsourcing digital surveillance capabilities around the wo...
IGP Events

Soundbite: AI and Human Rights Investigations

Technology has changed journalism, business, governance, and human rights work. How are human rights investigators grappling with the cha...
IGP Events

Soundbite: Innovating Bold, Fast and Responsibly: How to Resolve the Tension Between Growth and Responsibility in the Digital Economy

Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of Doteveryone the responsible tech think tank, will explain how, in business, showing that you actively consider a...
IGP Events

Soundbite: Data, Power and Consent in Humanitarian Support

Madeleine Maxwell Madeleine is Research Manager at The Engine Room. She works on projects at the intersection between people, social just...
IGP Events

Soundbite: Check Global: Building a Digital Literacy Network Across the World

The BCU and Meedan teams have been recently successful with a new round of funding to expand their work on the Check project from the MEN...
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Director's Seminar: Migration, Globalisation, Work and Poverty

The lecture will start with stylised facts on recent international trends in migration and the composition of migrant populations. We wil...
IGP Events

Director's Seminar: Performing Rights: Contemporary Art, the Refugee Condition, and the Alibi of Engagement

Contemporary artists are increasingly engaging with some of the most pressing issues facing our world today, from globalisation, migratio...
IGP Events

Director's Seminar: Climate Change Politics in Urban Environments

Director's Seminar: Playing climate change politics in urban environments: how urban imaginaries have shaped international climate policy...
IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbites Series Autumn 2019

The IGP's Soundbites series are public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and open to all.**Please ...
IGP Events

The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series Autumn 2019

The IGP's Director's Seminars series are public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, and open to all....
IGP Stories

After Nations

David Bent

David Bent imagines a future where prosperity has been changed dramatical...
IGP Films

RELIEF: Prosperity in the age of mass displacement

RELIEF Mass Displacement

The RELIEF Centre was set up to build sustainable pathways to prosperity under conditions of mass displacement.Video created and s...
IGP Data

Prosperity Index Pilot Wave 2017: Summary of Methodology and Description of Indicators

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index

This document describes the methodology for developingand constructing the Prosperity Index – the UK’s firstcitizen-led prosperity metric...
IGP Data

Data audit: Requirements for Improving Measures and Outcome Indicators in Lebanon

RELIEF

This report provides an analysis of the social, economic and political data sources available in Lebanon and their quality, highlighting ...
IGP Stories

Director's Christmas List

Find recommendations for your Christmas reading list from staff at the Institute for Global Prosperity...
IGP Stories

Indigenous Innovation

PROCOL Kenya Prosperity Index Africa

Can Kenya lead the way to a new kind of prosperity in Africa? And can Maasai warriors teach western tycoons leadership the world needs fo...
IGP Stories

A street called Bliss: Understanding urban life

RELIEF Prosperity Index Middle East

Soheila Shourbaji

Maps, Anxieties and Reconceptions: An Ethnography of Citizen Social Science in Hamra’s Prosperity Index Projec...
IGP Events

Fast Forward 2030: Food Waste

Fast Forward 2030 Food

Enjoy a series of talks, panel discussion, Q&A and networking with London's leading figures in the effort to transform the fo...
IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbites Series

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actor...
IGP Events

The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series

The IGP's Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and inclusive pr...
IGP Stories

Fighting fires: Providing solutions for the UK's debt crisis

Financing Prosperity Social Prosperity

Tianzi Li

How can we deal with a broken financial system that enriches the few at the expense of the many? How can we ensure people have the ne...
IGP Stories

Dawning awareness

Social Prosperity Food Public Services Work

Andrew Percy

There is now not a single party in the UK that is not proposing a dramatic expansion of public services. The ship of state has turned, af...
IGP Stories

Why Universal Basic Services Will Help Us Go Green

Social Prosperity Climate Emergency Public Services

Andrew Percy

The IGP is taking forward its pioneering work on UBS and creating a future for all in the UK. New experimental work will be at the co...
IGP Stories

A Clean Environment Is A Human Right

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

The more we learn about pollution and its impact on human health and nature, the more we must see stopping pollution as an ethical im...
IGP Data

Transitions to renewable energy and sustainable prosperity in Lebanon: Why democratic infrastructure supports innovative energy projects in Lebanon

RELIEF Energy

In September 2019, the RELIEF Centre and the Institute for Global Prosperity partnered with Chatham House for the second in a series of w...
IGP Data

Transitions to renewable energy and sustainable prosperity in Lebanon: A people centred approach to equitable energy supply

RELIEF Energy Middle East

In January 2019, the RELIEF Centre and the Institute for Global Prosperity partnered with Chatham House for the workshop Transitions ...
IGP Stories

"We are being suffocated by fossil fuel emissions on a daily basis"

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid an...
IGP Data

Rethinking prosperity for London: When citizens lead transformation

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index

This report describes four years of research in East London to re-think what prosperity means and develop the UK’s first citizen-led pros...
IGP Films

How can we work towards a greener future for our planet?

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Institute for Global Prosperity and lead scie...
IGP Stories

Africa Assembly: A new institution to catalyse an unprecedented era of social innovation

David Bent

“Our goal is to foster transformative institutions that create marked changes in the habits of the wider world around us and...
IGP Stories

What Can Coronavirus Teach Us?

Charles Stott - 18 March 2020

"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned ne...
IGP Stories

‘The times they are a-changing’, but are they?

Financing Prosperity PROCOL UK Social Prosperity Food Health Public Services Work

Juan Manuel Moreno responds to the UK Government Budget 2020 and COVID-19 rescue packages

“Unprecedented measures for unprecedented times.” This was the phrase used by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday 20 March as he announced t...
IGP Stories

Data Hunting in the Mara and Mau Forest

PROCOL Kenya Africa

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Deep in Tinderet forest, a data revolution is taking shape. Community members from the Maasai Mara and across the Mau Forest are working ...
IGP Films

RELIEF Centre: Life Stories from Bar Elias

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

The RELIEF Centre in partnership with Catalytic Action present life stories from Bar Elias...
IGP Stories

Prosperity and Playfulness

Marie Williams

Countries throughout the world agree that it is a human right for all children to play - as stated in Article 31, The United...
IGP Stories

Forests and ice caps are more crucial than stocks and bonds

Patrick Vickers

After crises, the boundaries of what is politically possible are redrawn. After the Second World War, the NHS was established and million...
IGP Films

Post-Covid Live 1: Whatever It Takes

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want af...
IGP Stories

Can we imagine a future of many futures?

Dr Matthew Davies

Just like the climate crisis, environmental degradation and the persistence of poverty, the Covid-19 crisis exposes the worst failings of...
IGP Stories

A pandemic in the age of inequality

Ghina Mohsen

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. “This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis t...
IGP Stories

Let's rethink how we look at impact and research

London Prosperity Board Social Prosperity Prosperity Index

Dr Matthew Davies

Over the last year the climate crisis has inspired considerable public protest including civil disruption by Extinction Rebellion and the...
IGP Films

Post-Covid Live 2: Energizing the Exit

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after the cri...
IGP Films

Addressing Lebanon’s 'double crisis': Waste journey

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

This project worked with Bar Elias local researchers who were recruited and trained in social science research by CatalyticAction with UC...
IGP Films

Addressing Lebanon’s 'double crisis': I am here

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

This project worked with Bar Elias local researchers who were recruited and trained in social science research by CatalyticA...
IGP Films

Addressing Lebanon’s 'double crisis': It was a river

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

This project worked with Bar Elias local researchers who were recruited and trained in social science research by CatalyticA...
IGP Films

Addressing Lebanon’s 'double crisis': The project

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

This project worked with Bar Elias local researchers who were recruited and trained in social science research by CatalyticA...
IGP Stories

Film-making as part of Citizen Science

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Dr Hanna Baumann & Hannah Sender

In Lebanon, which has experienced a series of political crises in recent years, refugees and citizens alike have been negatively affected...
IGP Stories

Ore and Peace

Bridget Storrie

Bringing Natural Resource-Related Peacebuilding Down to EarthIn 1937 the British travel writer Rebecca West visited the Stan Ter...
IGP Stories

Localism offers insights and avenues for change

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Hannah Collins

In a letter sent to ever...
IGP Films

Post-Covid Live 3: Everybody counts

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after the cri...
IGP Stories

Food, the final frontier?

Social Prosperity Food Europe

Andrew Percy

At the IGP we have always included food in our definition of Universal Basic Services (UBS) and for many it is the most difficult service...
IGP Stories

Measuring the Good Life

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

New polling finds the vast majority of Britons want to prioritise quality of life over economic growth, but what exactly is it that const...
IGP Stories

The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to change how we think about racism

Social Prosperity Europe

Dr Nikolay Mintchev

The Covid-19 crisis is going to be a gamechanger for the UK’s ethnic and racial politics. Four years after the 2016 Referendum on EU memb...
IGP Films

Post-Covid Live 4: Cascading the Positive

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after ...
IGP Stories

You deserve the world, and everything in it

Cameron Holleran

A poem by Cameron Holleran, poet-in-residence at the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)“The sooner we star...
IGP Data

Social prosperity for the future: A proposal for Universal Basic Services

Social Prosperity Food Health Public Services Work Europe

The Social Prosperity Network published the UK's first ...
IGP Data

Universal Basic Services: Theory and Practice

Social Prosperity Food Health Public Services Work Europe

This is the second report of the Institute for Global Prosperity's Social Prosperity Knowledge Network charged with developing innovative...
IGP Stories

The Quest for Better Work and Livelihoods Post Covid-19 and Beyond

Social Prosperity Public Services Work Europe

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

How should we reform our economies and bring people back to better work, aligned with major social, political and economic challenges, no...
IGP Stories

Community organisations will lead the post-COVID recovery

Financing Prosperity Public Services Europe

Dr Christopher Harker

“Community work is never easy, but it is worth it” said one member of the Money Advice and Education (Money A+E) steering group at their ...
IGP Stories

Freedom to Create the Economy We Need

Social Prosperity Public Services Work

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak has been immense. There has been a worldwide call to action in response to the Covid-19 pand...
IGP Stories

Towards a new progress story which redefines our relationship to nature

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

The destruction of nature is the driving force of the current dominant progress story, which is why we need to change the story. As more ...
IGP Films

Post-Covid Live 5: Farming the Future

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after th...
IGP Stories

Juggling macroeconomics, arts and humanities: physical distance with the closeness of care

Social Prosperity Climate Emergency Mass Displacement Europe

Juan Manuel Moreno

On the morning of Thursday 21 May, I was preparing me a maté a...
IGP Stories

Losing a sense of home

Social Prosperity Europe

Hannah Sender

Young people in Hackney are witnessing massive changes in their communities, and this affects their ability to prosper in their own homes...
IGP Films

Rebuilding Macroeconomics after the Pandemic

Covid-19, financial crisis and nationalism are all socio-economic pandemics in the last ten years and have caught us unprepared. If we ar...
IGP Stories

What makes us think that money will be useful in the future?

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Andrew Percy

It seems the most natural thing in the world to think that once a society has reached the levels of wealth that we see in most modern adv...
IGP Stories

The City and the Mountains

Yara Younes

While the COVID-19 pandemic proceeds, strict measures have to be taken by authorities to control the spread of the virus and protect grou...
IGP Stories

Plastics and cities: A story of love and hate

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Every piece of plastic discarded, whether it is a food packaging, cigarette end, milk carton, synthetic fabric, baby wipes and diapers, o...
IGP Stories

When it comes to Green Buildings, the solutions are ready to go

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

The government has announced a £3bn stimulus for green buildings and for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. At a time w...
IGP Stories

Financial technologies for life on the move

Financing Prosperity Mass Displacement Middle East

James Shraiky & Dr Christopher Harker

How do people impacted by migration and displacement finance their lives and how do technologies shape such practices? We know that there...
IGP Data

Rethinking Prosperity: Perspectives of Young People living in East London

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Europe

In this paper, we argue that prosperity is understood and experienced in different ways by different age groups. Young people are typical...
IGP Data

Towards Prosperity: Reinvigorating Local Economies through Universal Basic Services

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

As we enter a new decade the future is increasingly uncertain. This paper focuses on interpreting existing research on localism and the f...
IGP Data

Evaluating the Impact of Money Advice and Education's Work on Creating Prosperity

Financing Prosperity Europe

In January 2019, the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL began a three-year collaboration with Money Advice and Education (Money A...
IGP Data

Finance, Technology and Displacement: Towards a Research Agenda

Financing Prosperity Mass Displacement

This paper asks how people finance life when displaced, as a precursor to building pathways to more inclusive and sustainable prosperity ...
IGP Data

Community Cryptocurrencies for Sustainable Prosperity: A Case Study of FairCoin

This working paper was originally submitted as a dissertation as part of the MSc in Global Prosperity. It examines the potential of “comm...
IGP Data

Lost in Translation? An Assessment of the SDGs as a Basis for Private Sector Action: A Case Study of Palm Oil

This desk study forms part of the preparatory work for a PhD on investor engagement with companies on corporate responsibility issues, ta...
IGP Stories

The Circular Bioeconomy – from Niche to Norm

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

The oldest business model in the world is the circular bioeconomy. Nothing wasted, everything used and reused, with Nature as the powerho...
IGP Stories

Imagine: Voices from Lebanon

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Dr Samar Maqusi , Kae Ohene-Yeboah, Mariam Daher

In the era of Covid-19, the call to imagine feels more important than ever.‘To imagine’ means to picture something yo...
IGP Stories

Director's Summer Reading List

Recommendations for your summer reading from the Institute for Global Prosperity. This year our recommendations include books, speeches, ...
IGP Stories

Women in power: Female leadership and public health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyday lives, communities, economies, and exacerbating already existing inequalities. Some co...
IGP Data

Farmer Led Regenerative Agriculture for Africa

PROCOL Kenya Food Africa

Regenerative Agriculture offers the potential to create a new farming future for Africa. The radical transformation of our agricultural s...
IGP Stories

Adolescent Lives: The power of photography

Hannah Sender & Joana Dabaj

Lockdown is beginning to lift in Lebanon, but COVID-19 cases continue to rise and to exacerbate the terrible economic conditions that thr...
IGP Stories

We urgently need new tools to measure economic recovery after coronavirus

Social Prosperity Europe

Dr Ala’a Shehabi

Economies across the world are on course to face the worst fall in GDP figures since 2008. In the UK, GDP fell by ...
IGP Stories

Farmer Led Regenerative Agriculture for Africa

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency Africa

Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe and Dr Matthew Davies

‘When led by farmers, Regenerative Agriculture offers the potential to create a new farming future for Africa that addresses multiple...
IGP Events

The IGP's Director’s Seminars Series

The IGP's Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and inclusive pr...
IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbites Series

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actor...
IGP Stories

Understanding the needs of a community

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Europe

To effect meaningful change in a neighbourhood takes more than an idea and good intentions. It is vital to establish a clear picture of t...
IGP Stories

To our community in Lebanon

The Institute for Global Prosperity and RELIEF are extremely saddened by the tragic loss of life, damage and destruction caused by the ex...
IGP Stories

The Human Side of Data Collection: An Ethnographic Narrative

RELIEF Middle East

Soheila Shourbaji

Citizen social science opens up an ethnographically intriguing space. In 2019, I worked with RELIEF’s citizen science team in Hamra while...
IGP Stories

Essential workers define essential policy

Social Prosperity Public Services

Andrew Percy

New Zealand election offers glimpse into the futureNew Zealand's 102 day stretch without any new Covid cases three months before...
IGP Stories

How a generation of Syrian children in Lebanon were robbed of their education

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Dr Maha Shuayb

RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, AND CORRUPTION RENDERED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SYRIAN CHILDREN “A LOST GENERATION”.The World Refugee Day t...
IGP Stories

Same storm, different boats: how racial inequalities impact prosperity

Dr Efrosini Charalambous

“We may all be weathering the same storm, but we are not in the same boat”, commented ...
IGP Stories

New Methods for New Times: Going Online with MOOC Co-Design

RELIEF

Dr Eileen Kennedy

MOOCs are usually defined as Massive Open Online Courses. At the RELIEF Centre we are shifti...
IGP Stories

Fast Forward 2030 Goes Digital and Global

Fast Forward 2030 Europe

Charlie Stott

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will require a concerted effort from everybody on the planet but while governm...
IGP Data

Covid 19 as a Challenge to Prosperity: The case of Money A+E Service Users

Financing Prosperity Europe

This report demonstrates that Covid-19 is having significant impacts on people’s physical and mental health, finances, housing, social re...
IGP Stories

Leaders' Pledge for Nature

Nature seemed forgiving, with forests so large and the seas so deep and full of life. Although there is a sustainable amount we can take ...
IGP Stories

Prosperity Index: A way to measure success

The IGP has joined the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) – a collaboration of organisations,...
IGP Stories

Prosperity, Entrepreneurship, and (re)building the Future

Fast Forward 2030 Europe

Patrick Vickers

When Professor Henrietta Moore...
IGP Stories

Polar Bears Weren’t Really White

Cameron Holleran

This is not an obituary, though I’ll write one for every polar bear whose floe I’ve stolen writing proseand poesy, dying at a spe...
IGP Podcasts

Coronavirus: The Whole Story: Could COVID be the great equaliser?

02 October 2020 The 'Coronavirus: The Whole Story' podcast highlights UCL's interdisciplinary expertise on Covid-19 - focusing on...
IGP Stories

A necessary Mission: The Citizen’s Assembly on Electricity in Lebanon

RELIEF Energy Middle East

Dr Ala’a Shehabi

The RELIEF Centre is launching a citizens' assembly on Energy on 23rd October 2020The recent devastating explosio...
IGP Podcasts

Coronavirus: The Whole Story - Could COVID-19 save the planet?

09 October 2020 The 'Coronavirus: The Whole Story' podcast highlights UCL's interdisciplinary expertise on Covid-19 - focusing on...
IGP Stories

First Citizens’ Assembly in the Middle East discussing energy justice and priorities

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Dr Ala'a Shehabi

A pilot of the first Citizens’ Assembly launched with its first session on Friday 23 October 2020 under challenging conditions. Th...
IGP Stories

Beirut balconies

RELIEF Middle East

Nikolett Puskas

On the night of 10th March, I arrived back in Beirut from Egypt on literally one of the last planes allowed into the country. I ...
IGP Stories

Citizens Assembly on Electricity and Energy justice in Lebanon concludes pilot despite difficult circumstances

RELIEF Energy Middle East

Dr Ala'a Shehabi

Over the past two weeks, members of a Citizens Assembly in Lebanon have concluded work deliberating energy justice, and making key decisi...
IGP Stories

Thinking about recovery: Learnings and priorities in the wake of Covid-19

Hannah Collins

The question many people are asking as we enter the next lockdown here in the UK is what did we learn last time? And, thinking to the fut...
IGP Events

Book Launch: “Working Out Desire: Women, Sport, and Self-Making in Istanbul” By Sertaç Sehlikoglu

BOOK N...
IGP Stories

Reflections on COVID-19 in Cities: Connecting Extreme Poverty, Resilience, and Prosperity

Allan Lavell, Colin McFarlane, Henrietta Moore, Saffron Woodcraft, and Christopher Yap

The transmission of the coronavirus is determined by the organisation of societies; by the flows of goods and people, of knowledge and re...
IGP Stories

The Africa Assembly: African Solutions of Global Significance

Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe

Acting as a new coalition of leaders catalysing actions to drive alternative pathways to prosperous futures, the Africa Assembly gathered...
IGP Stories

Director's Christmas Reading List

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IGP Events

Book launch: "Spacing Debt" by Dr Christopher Harker

You are warmly invited to the launch of Dr Christopher Harker's book Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence and Endurance in Ramallah, Pale...
IGP Stories

Revisiting the research field in the midst of a Pandemic

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

Samar Maqusi

Reflections from Burj el Barajneh camp and Beirut cityIt has been a year since I last visited Lebanon to conduct my field resear...
IGP Data

Vulnerability and Public Services in the Lebanese Context of Mass Displacement A Literature Review

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

This working paper reviews the literature on infrastructural vulnerabilities in the Lebanese context of mass displacement to answer the f...
IGP Stories

(Almost) Ending Homelessness in the Midst of a Pandemic

Steven Solasta

During the ‘first wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 90% of the people sleeping rough on the streets of England were offered accommodat...
IGP Stories

Citizen Social Science for the Twenty-First Century’s Challenges

Tony McKenzie

Reflections on the IGP - British Academy workshop on Citizen Social ScienceOn December 2, 20...
IGP Stories

Building Back Together: Confronting Economic Inequality in Britain and Beyond

Social Prosperity Europe

Alexandra Thorne

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across our country and planet - creating both immense chaos and confusion in its wake - a...
IGP Stories

Socially distanced Christmas - the new normal?

Professor Henrietta L. Moore and Hannah Collins

Professor Henrietta Moore and I ask in a recent article...
IGP Stories

Participatory Futures: A Strategy for the Next Generations

Charles Stott

On the 8th December I joined 73 think tankers, youth activists, educational lobbyists and other civil society leaders for the launch of N...
IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbite series

Upcoming SoundbitesThursday 14 January, 13.00-14.00: ...
IGP Events

The IGP's Director's Seminars Series

Upcoming Director's Seminars:Thursday 21 January, 16.00-18.00: ...
IGP Stories

Reinvigorating local economies through Universal Basic Services, not income

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

In 1945, the UK’s welfare state was set up to address the want, need and misery caused by unemployment. Seventy-five years later, prior t...
IGP Data

Ambivalent Lines: Ethnographic Observation Of A Household Survey In Hamra, Beirut

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

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IGP Stories

Citizen science in marine plastics control

Ying Wang

On November 7, 2020, I joined a group of colleague students on a public beach in the north coast of Hainan province, China. It was a Sund...
IGP Stories

Co-designing solutions to Lebanon’s energy crisis

RELIEF Energy Middle East

Professor Henrietta L. Moore and Dr Ala'a Shehabi

On 4 August 2020, a massive explosion at Beirut’s port killed at least 200 people and caused up to $15bn in damage to buildings and infra...
IGP Stories

Findings from a UBS experiment on Digital Inclusion

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Juan Manuel Moreno

The uncertainty and disproportionality of the Covid-19 crisis have highlighted the critical importance of local public services in suppor...
IGP Data

Stories of Change from the Connected Communities Inclusive Broadband Project

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Policy brief...
IGP Stories

Developing an Economy of Belonging

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

Juan Manuel Moreno

The prosperity of individuals and communities cannot be reduced to aggregate analyses of income, wealth, productivity, or GDP; these issu...
IGP Data

Identifying and understanding local priorities for developing an ‘Economy of Belonging’: A case study of eight areas in the UK

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IGP Data

How effective are political cycles in the UK in the micro-level

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IGP Data

Europe in crisis: political trust, corruption, and austerity

Over the past decade European citizens’ confidence in different political institutions has declined sharply. Using data from the Eurobaro...
IGP Stories

Time for a new prosperity, rooted in a symbiotic relationship with nature

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

The independent review on ...
IGP Stories

Why ocean pollution is a clear danger to human health

Professor Jacqueline McGlade and Professor Philip Landrigan

Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human health and wellbeing. But the extent of this dang...
IGP Stories

Prosperity before productivity – a call for new industrial strategy

Hannah Collins

The complexity of challenges we are faced with demands a rehaul of the 2017 Industrial Strategy. In a ...
IGP Stories

Euston Young Voices - understanding what a good life means for young people from Euston

PROCOL UK Europe

Silvia Velasco Arellano

What is behind prosperity and urban regeneration projects for young people? For Suraya, a young Camden resident, there is a sense of belo...
IGP Events

How to build a prosperous city: key workers in the community

Key workers are an invisible infrastructure of the city. They have earned attention during the coronavirus like never before. This event ...
IGP Events

New Conversations New Connections

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IGP Stories

Covid-19’s effects on Diverse Ethnic Communities: a deeper understanding through co-production

Financing Prosperity Europe

Suzy Kirby

Prosperity: How can we define it, measure it, achieve it? ...
IGP Data

Imagining a welfare state that supports secure livelihoods

The pandemic has clearly exposed the inability of our existing welfare system to provide people with an adequate safety net to navigate t...
IGP Data

Rebuilding Prosperity: Delivering Prosperity in the 21st Century

We may not know precisely when we will emerge from the first global pandemic in one hundred years but we do know this: society and govern...
IGP Events

Working Through Crisis conference

RELIEF Mass Displacement Middle East

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The historical placement of research questions is key for the people whose lives and livelihoods are at st...
IGP Stories

Transformative Entrepreneurship: The role of mass mobilisation in delivering systemic change

Kitty Parker Brooks

In grappling with the concept of ‘transformative entrepreneurship’ I have consistently found myself returning to two key questions: What ...
IGP Stories

Manifesting Inclusive Practices and Closing the Participation Gaps: IGP’s Work on Ensuring Livelihood Security

Farah Khokhar

With limited digital and food access becoming imminent realities for many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, changing what we prioritis...
IGP Data

What is prosperity?

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IGP Stories

What is Prosperity?

21 April 2021 What is Prosperity? That is the question posed by Professor Moore and Dr Mintchev in the latest IG...
IGP Events

Rebuilding Prosperity: A Conversation for Change - London

Can the political and socio-economic orthodoxies - that have failed to stem the decline in democratic and societal participation, and ove...
IGP Events

Symposium on Systemic Recovery

Professor Henrietta L. Moore speaks at the symposium on systemic recovery, a 2-day virtual Symposium of four sessions from the Organisati...
IGP Events

Say what your longing heart desires. Women, prayer and poetry in Iran

A seminar from the TAKHAYYUL Project at IGP Niloofar Haeri is Professor of Anthropology and the Program Chair for Islamic Studies...
IGP Stories

Why Regenerative Agriculture can unlock a new relationship between humans and nature

Professor Henrietta L. Moore and Patrick Vickers

22 April 2021 This Earth Day, we harbour some hopes that we may be witnessing the beginning of a regenerative re...
IGP Events

Inclusive Spaces: Preventing ‘ruins of regeneration’ through youth-led co-design

PROCOL UK

In East London, regeneration can have negative consequences for young people – but youth-led design can address them. Regeneratio...
IGP Films

Levelling the playing field

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IGP Events

Beyond Coronavirus: How Does the World Recover?

A live, online event hosted by Queen’s University, examining the health & socio-economic impact of Covid-19 in the most vulnerabl...
IGP Events

Sustainable Energy Access for Communities | Free Online Course

RELIEF Energy

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IGP Podcasts

Fast Forward 2030 Podcast with Joana Jurdi

Fast Forward 2030 RELIEF Middle East

27 April 2021 Fast Forward 2030 Lebanon have launched a podcast all about Lebanon and the sustainable development goals. ...
IGP Events

Researching adolescent mental health in contexts of forced displacement

Researching adolescent mental health in contexts of forced displacement: sharing experiences and emerging lessons across con...
IGP Stories

Re-thinking the role of small-holder farmers in the future of food production

PROCOL Kenya Africa

Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe

30 April 2021 Re-thinking the role of small-holder farmers in the future of food production: Prosperity ...
IGP Films

Fast Forward 2030: 3 entrepreneurs from 3 countries discuss the SDGs

Fast Forward 2030 Climate Emergency

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IGP Data

Re-thinking livelihood security: Why addressing the democratic deficit in economic policy-making opens up new pathways to prosperity

PROCOL UK Prosperity Index

Citizen-led research in east London identifies livelihood security as a critical determinant of prosperity for local communities (Moore a...
IGP Events

Climate Exp0 Conference

The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities who are working together to raise ambition for ta...
IGP Events

Rethinking planetary prosperity: are we measuring what we value?

Professor Henrietta L. Moore in conversation with Professor Sir Charles Godfray will explore issues raised by the Dasgupta Report on the ...
IGP Stories

Decentralised Solar Power and the Challenge of Defining Transformative Entrepreneurship

Charlie Moir

12 May 2021 The decentralised PAYG solar business model encapsulates many of the conceptual challenges encounter...
IGP Films

Arts, Prosperity and Crisis

RELIEF Mass Displacement Prosperity Index Arts Middle East

Performances from the RELIEF Centre 2021 conference Working Through Crisis: Innovations, Possibilities and Limitations of Researc...
IGP Stories

Investing for Prosperity

Jack Isaacs

25 May 2021 Investing in local social enterprise is the best way to make progress towards the UN’...
IGP Data

Fintech, Remittances and Migrants' Prosperity

This working paper was originally submitted as a dissertation as part of the MSc in Global Prosperity. It will explore, through a...
IGP Films

Citizens' Assembly on Energy in Lebanon

PROCOL Lebanon Energy

In October the RELIEF Centre convened a Citizens' Assembly on Energy in Lebanon. Residents of Hamra, Beirut gathered to deliberate energy...
IGP Data

Evaluating Deliberative Democratic Designs

As democratic nations suffer from a lack of responsiveness and democratic deficits, there is a need for a better democratic process. One ...
IGP Stories

Rethinking Planetary Prosperity: Are we Measuring What We Value?

Sam Lunn-Rockliffe

As the climate ...
IGP Stories

Building a better life for migrants through fintech

Silvia Velasco

17 June 2021 The world’s reliance on technology is changing the way we live, influencing our economic, socia...
IGP Stories

IGP produces WEF inequality map highlighting barriers to global prosperity

Hannah Collins and Farah Khokhar

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated and exposed inequalities worldwide, highlighting the damaging impact of poor infrastructure, t...
IGP Data

A pilot Citizens' Assembly on Electricity and Energy Justice in Hamra, Lebanon

RELIEF Energy

The Citizens’ Assembly Pilot (CA) on energy justice and electricity was a conceptual and a methodological experiment conducted over five ...
IGP Events

Venice Biennale 2021: Beirut Shifting Grounds

RELIEF PROCOL Lebanon Public Services Arts Infrastructure

Data from the RELIEF Centre and CatalyticAction project Assessing Vulnerabilities in Post-Blast Beirut is now featured in the ...
IGP Stories

Gear Change

Andrew Percy

24 June 2021 The pace and scale of change needed in the coming decades exceeds current ambitions. At present the...
IGP Stories

The effect of BLM protests on the 2020 presidential election

Georgios Melios

28 June 2021 Looking back, 2020 was a year of momentous social, political and economic disruptions, ranging from...
IGP Stories

Reflections from the WHR project and the Lisbon 2021 European Humanities Conference

Juan Manuel Moreno

1 July 2021 In May 2019, I began working with Professor Henrietta L. Moore on the ...
IGP Stories

Bartlett BAME Staff and Student Forum: A Space of Radical Connectedness

Ala'a Shehabi and Kae O Yeboah

In March 2021, we launched a staff and student forum for the BAME members of the Bartlett community. The formation of this group was part...
IGP Stories

No escape

Andrew Percy

5 July 2021 Until societies accept responsibility to provide the basic infrastructure of universal safety they a...
IGP Stories

Hosting Syrian Refugees in Saida (Lebanon) Under Protracted Displacement: Unfolding Spatial and Social Exclusion

RELIEF

Howayda Al-Harithy, Abir Eltayeb, and Ali Khodr

07 July 2021 Lebanon has witnessed multiple waves of displaced people throughout its recent history, inc...
IGP Events

Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Rethinking how we finance prosperity

Announcing the 2021 Autumn Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global P...
IGP Data

Ethnicity and prosperity in east London: How racial inequalities impact experiences of the good life

This working paper explores the London Prosperity Index survey data through an ethnicity lens and provides some preliminary findings conc...
IGP Data

Assembling prosperity in a post-Covid United Kingdom: New approaches to levelling up

Livelihood analysis and citizen-led understandings of prosperity have useful analytical potential to investigate the impact of policies, ...
IGP Podcasts

BBC Radio 3 Green Thinking: Food

21 July 2021 Dr Matthew Davies joins Des Fitzgerald and Peter Jackson to discuss the latest thinking on how we can make bette...
IGP Stories

Ethnicity and prosperity in east London

PROCOL UK

Farah Khokhar

The experience of systemic racism and inequality has not only put Black and Minority ethnic groups (BAME) at greater risk of dying from C...
IGP Stories

Director's Summer Reading List

Recommendations for your summer reading from the Institute for Global Prosperity. This year our recommendations...
IGP Podcasts

ABC Future Tense Podcast: Litigating our way out of climate change

23 July 2021 Responses to climate change are often marked by frustration as much as fear. Those seeking to end our fossil...

Assessing Vulnerabilities in Mar Mikhael (Post Beirut Blast)

RELIEF PROCOL Lebanon Energy Food Mass Displacement Public Services Infrastructure Middle East

The RELIEF Centre and Catalytic Action have been working together to Assess Vulnerabilities in Post-Blast ...
IGP Stories

Rethinking prosperity: UK’s first longitudinal study of prosperity based on community-led research

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Europe

Sarah Nisi

6 August 2021 UK’s first longitudinal study of prosperity using citizen-led metrics will produce robust,...
IGP Stories

Innovation, Innovation, Participation

London Prosperity Board Prosperity Index Europe

Rayhaan Lorgat

We read a great deal about the importance of innovation in productivity, jobs, growth, UK competitiveness and prosperity, but we rarely r...
IGP Stories

Institute for Global Prosperity contributes to COP26 debates

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency

Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe

28 September 2021 On Thursday 16th September the IGP co-organised an interdisciplinary workshop with...
IGP Stories

Macroeconomics in society

Angus Armstrong

29 September 2021 The Institute for Global Prosperity welcomes the Rebuilding Macroeconomics research ne...
IGP Stories

Rethinking financial innovation

Financing Prosperity

Dr Christopher Harker

12 October 2021 Finance often conjures up images of glass towers, (white) men in suits, extravagant wealth and e...
IGP Stories

Beyond GDP: here’s a better way to measure people’s prosperity

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

14 October 2021When Nobel prize-winner Simon Kuznets declared in 1934 that “the welfare of a nation can scarce...
IGP Stories

From Pollution to Solution: global assessment of marine litter and plastic pollution confirms need for action

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

26 October 2021 Marine litter and plastic pollution are accumulating in the world’s oceans at an unprecedented r...
IGP Stories

Forget massive seawalls, coastal wetlands offer the best storm protection money can buy

Professor Robert Constanza

25 October 2021 Coastal communities around the world are facing increasing threats from tropical cyclones. Clima...
IGP Stories

The Circular Bioeconomy - the oldest business model in the world

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

5 November 2021 Global challenges like climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, in addition to a growing,...
IGP Stories

Who needs Prometheus? A poem by Cameron Holleran

Cameron Holleran

2 November 2021 IGP's Poet-in-Residence Cameron Holleran reflects on the roles of researchers as they in...
IGP Stories

Why the Autumn Budget 2021 will fail to deliver on Levelling-Up and Net Zero

PROCOL UK Europe

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

15 November 2021 The Autumn Budget delivered in the last week of October failed to make significant headway and ...
IGP Data

Decentralised renewable energy: a pathway to prosperity for Lebanon?

This chapter reviews the current state of play on energy and prosperity in Lebanon. The focus is on opportunities for decentralised renew...
IGP Events

Symposium: Infrastructural Solutions for Lebanon’s Turbulent Times

RELIEF Infrastructure

Lebanon’s crisis of economic and political instability has led to severe deficits in infrastructural provision and essential public servi...
IGP Stories

COP26: Transformation requires much bolder thinking

Professor Henrietta L Moore

29 November 2021 The climate crisis is a crisis of such depth and significance that it cuts through many ...
IGP Events

Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference: Who is the 'individual' in Macroeconomics?

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

This conference is hosted by IGP's Rebuilding Macroeconomics. In modern macroeconomics the decision-making agent is unequivocally...
IGP Films

gEOthermalKenya: Earth Observation Insights for Sustainable Growth of the Kenyan Geothermal Sector

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency Africa

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IGP Stories

Reconceptualising innovation for agricultural futures in Africa: Part I

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency Food Africa

Dr Matthew Davies, Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe and Roberta Pismel Chapchap

14 December 2021 How we think about designing and implementing change to sustainably tackle Global Challenges is of pressing con...
IGP Data

Universal Basic Prosperity: Sustainable prosperity for the 21st century

By Andrew Percy This paper reviews the path of taxation in developed societies as they progressed from industrial economies to te...
IGP Data

National Contributions: Reforming tax for the 21st century

By Andrew Percy, with economic modelling by Howard Reed This report paints a clear picture of the comprehensive tax reform that p...
IGP Stories

Director's Christmas Reading List

17 December 2021 Recommendations for your Christmas reading from the Institute for Global Prosperity. This year our recommendatio...
IGP Stories

Cicada Song: A Call for Conservation

Maura Muldoon

4 January 2022 What’s that noise? Seventeen years ago, billions of newly hatched periodical cicadas of ...
IGP Events

Clean Growth Leadership Network - Reflecting on a year of chaos; re-imagining the road ahead

The Clean Growth Leadership Network (CGLN) in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) will reflect on climate change...
IGP Stories

Tax Reform for the 21st century

Andrew Percy

17 December 2021 On the 110th anniversary of National Insurance, the IGP is releasing its report on ...
IGP Stories

Reconceptualising Innovation for Agricultural Futures in Africa: Part II

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency Food Africa

Dr Matthew Davies, Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe and Roberta Pismel Chapchap

10 January 2022 In the ...
IGP Stories

Infrastructural solutions for Lebanon’s turbulent times

RELIEF Work Infrastructure

Mariam Daher

12 January 2022 Lebanon's severe economic crisis and political instability has had a devastating impact on people's livelihoo...
IGP Stories

Expanding the role of African farmers

PROCOL Kenya Climate Emergency Africa

Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe

20 January 2022 85% of agricultural output across Africa is produced by small-holders. What do they need to simultaneousl...
IGP Stories

Ethnicity and prosperity in east London

PROCOL UK Prosperity Index Europe

Dr Saffron Woodcraft

28 January 2022 Black and minority ethnic groups reported lower scores in a study using new measures of prosperity devise...
IGP Stories

Accounting for ecosystem services

Dr Ida Kubiszewski

17 January 2022 Ecosystem service valuations are becoming more common as both the public and the private sector are realizing tha...
IGP Films

Who is the ‘individual’ in Macroeconomics?

Rebuilding Macroeconomics Prosperity Index

21 January 2022 Rebuilding Macroeconomics held its Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference, just before Christm...
IGP Stories

Connecting Communities - Inclusive Broadband

London Prosperity Board PROCOL UK Public Services Europe

Dr Saffron Woodcraft

2 February 2022 East London based housing association ...
IGP Films

Sueños Habaneros (Havanan Dreams)

Dr Saffron Woodcraft 24 January 2022 This film Sueños Habaneros (Havanan Dreams),...
IGP Stories

Sueños Habaneros (Havanan Dreams)

Dr Saffron Woodcraft

25 January 2022 “To me, the word prosperity means harmony” ...
IGP Podcasts

The Healthcare Policy Podcast: Prof. Robert Costanza Discusses Ecological Economics

25 January 2022 Our economy is frequently defined as one of unpaid costs. (Think: Garret Hardin and the tragedy ...
IGP Events

World Wetlands Day 2022 Conference

World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, ai...
IGP Stories

Must we choose between Levelling-Up and Net Zero?

Professor Henrietta Moore

3 February 2022 Tax reform and Green universal basic services could help both level-up the country and build a more sustainable, ...
IGP Events

Henrietta Chairs "Re-imagining Urban Livelihoods" Session at KNOW CONFERENCE: The Future of Urban Equality - Knowledge, Partnerships And Pathways In Action

KNOW

The Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) programme would like to share 4 years of research and capacity buildin...
IGP Data

Assessing vulnerabilities for urban recovery solutions in Beirut post-explosion: The case of Mar Mikhael neighbourhood

PROCOL Lebanon Infrastructure

Pietrostefani, Elisabetta; Dabaj, Joana; Sleiman, Yara; Jallad, Mayssa; Maassarani, Sara; Charalambous, Efrosini; (2022) ...
IGP Events

Escaping the UK’s Tax Trap

PROCOL UK Public Services

Rising pressures on public spending, the transformation to Net Zero, and the cost of living crisis are all contributing to an urgent chal...
IGP Stories

Assessing vulnerabilities for urban recovery solutions in Beirut post-explosion

PROCOL Lebanon

Elisabetta Pietrostefani, Joana Dabaj, Yara Sleiman, Mayssa Jallad, Sara Maassarani and Efrosini Charalambous

The case of Mar Mikhael neighbourhood On the 4th of August 2020, a large am...
IGP Stories

To live better lives together, we must ask better questions

Dr Bridget Storrie

The blog was written on 24th February. ...
IGP Stories

Why successive Conservative attempts to level up have failed

The government’s levelling-up agenda has to avoid the pitfalls of the past by putting local communities front and centre, argues Professo...
IGP Films

Professor Henrietta Moore Gives Evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee

IGP Director Professor Henrietta Moore's evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee's (EAC) inquiry in the ...
IGP Data

Newham Sparks: Chapter 2, ‘Unleashing the power of data to drive shared prosperity: A roadmap to a transformative data society’

The think piece is the result of a research collaboration between the London Borough of Newham and University ...
IGP Stories

Women of the Land of Sun

Dr Fatemeh Sadeghi

23 March 2022We cannot be happy alone. When we live in a region where t...
IGP Data

Pathways to the ‘Good Life’: Co-Producing Prosperity Research in Informal Settlements in Tanzania - with Swahili translation

Woodcraft, Saffron; Osuteye, Emmanuel; Ndezi, Tim; Makoba, Festo D; (2022)Residents of informal settlements in urban cen...
IGP Stories

Escaping the UK’s Tax Trap

Andrew Percy

6 April 2022During Covid the importance of a network of integrated and supporting public services took on greater meanin...
IGP Stories

Conceptualising and measuring prosperity

Dr Saffron Woodcraft

12 April 2022A narrow definition of prosperity as material wealth measured by economic growth and rising GDP has dominat...
IGP Data

Tilting relationalities: Exploring the world through possible futures of agriculture

Henrietta L. Moore and Juan M. Moreno (2022) Demography has driven increases in agricultural productivity and is i...
IGP Events

Our Time on Earth exhibition - 'Sharing Prosperity'

An immersive exploration of radical new ideas for the way we live. Launching May 2022, at the Barbi...
IGP Stories

Unearthing the Earth

Dr Bridget Storrie

29 April 2022 Attending a sustainable prosperity workshop as a mining specialist can be fraught. I was once asked by the...
IGP Stories

Measuring Prosperity in a Green Economy

On May 4, Professor Henrietta L. Moore will be participating in the Forum for Global Challenges with a speech on measuring progress and p...
IGP Stories

Sharing Prosperity - Barbican Centre, London

Social Prosperity Climate Emergency Arts Europe

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IGP Stories

The Populist Rage

Dr Sumrin Kalia

May 13 2022 On Saturday, 9th of April 2022, two minutes before midnight, the vote of no-confidence against the sitting p...
IGP Stories

How can citizen social science be made truly sustainable?

Dr Alessandra Radicati

27/05/2022 What ways of working are best for ensuring the longevity of relationships between citizen social scientists a...
IGP Stories

Calling Time on GDP

Social Prosperity Public Services Europe

IGP Director Professor Henrietta Moore writes for Environment Journal along with Sarah Davidson, CEO of Carnegie UK ...
IGP Stories

Government of the parties, by the parties, for the parties?

Social Prosperity Prosperity Index Public Services Europe

IGP Director Professor Henrietta Moore calls for empowering decision making by local communities through the tra...
IGP Stories

Supporting El Mina’s young people through urban spatial interventions

Open spaces are considered a lifeline for urban residents’ health and wellbeing and yet their importance is often overlooked. Parks and p...
IGP Stories

The IGP plays a key role in providing policy recommendations to G7 countries as part of the Think7 group

Financing Prosperity London Prosperity Board Social Prosperity Climate Emergency Prosperity Index Public Services Europe

Professor Henrietta Moore and the IGP co-chair the Think7 Task Force on ‘social cohesion, economic transformation and open societ...
IGP Films

Professor Henrietta Moore takes part in a panel discussion on 'beyond GDP' hosted by the Global Governance Institute at UCL

Is economic growth essential to human prosperity and wellbeing? Can it be reconciled with environmental sustainability? Or do the converg...
IGP Stories

Prosperity for Whom? Systemic Injustice and the UK Economy

The UK cost of living crisis has thrown the government’s Levelling Up agenda into sharper relief. The fall in real incomes is already hav...
IGP Data

Regional data reveals the true scale of levelling-up

London Prosperity Board PROCOL UK Prosperity Index Europe

Analysis by the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) has revealed that the Government’s aim of levelling-up the UK will fail if ...
IGP Stories

Livelihood Security Analysis

Rayhaan Lorgat

Is the Governments levelling-up agenda really doing anything to tackle rising inequality and soaring inflation? ...
IGP Stories

Director's Summer Reading List

Recommendations for your Summer reading from Professor Henrietta L. Moore and the Institute for Global Prosperity - including books, podc...
IGP Stories

Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world

Adrien Plomteux

25 July 2022 Online Conference at UCL: Discussing just sustainable futures at the Development S...
IGP Stories

Levelling Up Communities: What’s the evidence?

Israel Amoah-Norman

7 July 2022 It seems as if the UK government has another plan up its sleeve. On the 15th July 2021, Prime Minister Bor...
IGP Films

Global Solutions Summit: Towards a new understanding of prosperity – measurement and reporting

Professor Henrietta L. Moore addresses the panel on a new understanding of prosperity at the Global Solutions Summit 2022...
IGP Stories

Why IGP’s work on National Contributions holds the answer to Labour’s calls for a fairer tax system

Social Prosperity Work Europe

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

28 July 2022 On 26 July 2022, the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer spoke on the BBC Today programme ...
IGP Data

Developing tools and evidence to deliver prosperity: optimising for prosperity with a meta-framework for change

Change is persistent, and provisioning for prosperity in this complex dynamic world is not a simple task. Sustaining the conditions which...
IGP Data

Developing tools and evidence to deliver prosperity. The era of inclusivity: employees driving green human resource management toward sustainable prosperity

This paper explores employees’ place in Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) and Sustainable Prosperity. It examines the role of GHRM i...
IGP Data

Developing tools and evidence to deliver prosperity. Evaluating the World's First Development Impact Bond in the Education Sector: A Case Study of Educate Girls DIB

The aim of this dissertation is to evaluate Development Impact Bonds (DIBs), a subset of Impact Bonds, through a case study of Educate Gi...
IGP Stories

What do Imaginations of Haunted Landscapes Tell us about Everyday Politics?

Dr Erol Saglam

16 September 2022 In summer 2022, while interviewing treasure hunters as part of my ongoing research project on alternat...
IGP Stories

Drowning Pakistan

Dr Sumrin Kalia

22 September 2022 Pakistan is drowning. The country has been hit with extreme flooding due to rapidly melting glacie...
IGP Stories

IGP Present at Big Data LDN - Unleashing the power of data to drive shared prosperity

PROCOL UK Public Services Infrastructure Europe

Rayhaan Lorgat

On the 21st of September, the IGP’s Dr Saffron Woodcraft and Rayhaan Lorgat delivered a presentation on the key findings and r...
IGP Stories

State of the Legacy Conference: Interrogating a Decade of 'Olympic Regeneration'

PROCOL UK Europe

Gillian Chan and Rayhaan Lorgat

On the 12-13th September, the Bartlett’s Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) and ...
IGP Events

Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in Extreme Contexts

Announcing the 2022 Autumn Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global P...
IGP Stories

Mini-budget, the supernatural and interacting markets

Angus Armstrong

30 September 2022 Much ink has been spilled this week on how the UK Government’s mini-budget either ‘spooked’ or ‘frightened’ the...
IGP Stories

Hackney Wick and Gascoyne Estate in perspective: a citizen science walking tour of prosperity

Gillian Chan

11 October 2022 What does prosperity in Hackney Wick and Gascoyne Estate look and feel like? Citizen social scientists Alexis...
IGP Films

Excellence, friendship and respect - A poem by Cameron Holleran

London Prosperity Board PROCOL UK Prosperity Index Europe

IGP's Poet-in-Residence Cameron Holleran created a poem for the 'State of the Legacy' conference, interrogating a decade of 'Olym...
IGP Stories

Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Fatemeh Sadeghi and Vrinda Narain

17 October 2022 On Sept 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died in Tehran, Iran, while in police custody. Amini...
IGP Events

Will the world end its addiction to growth?

With a diverse range of disruptive thinkers, the UCL Society for Global Prosperity is organising various events, from external speaker ev...
IGP Stories

Will the world end its addiction to growth?

William Fletcher

18 October 2022 In May this year, the Economist published an article describing ‘sustainability’ as one of ‘the woolliest words i...
IGP Stories

Rethinking transformative education

Mara Torres Pinedo

24 October 2022 Student partners: Amanda Kartikasari, Hemant Kumar, Ismat Juma, Keneth Franco, Maria José Ascenzo...
IGP Stories

A New Podcast Series: Takhayyul Nativeness and Emergent Issues

Sertaç Sehlikoglu, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Sumrin Kalia, Mezna Qato

27 October 2022 On Friday October 7th, the members of Takhayyul, an ERC Project at the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) ...
IGP Data

Building a green learning organisation

27 October 2022 Beatrice R Bekar The COVID-19 pandemic is emerging as a window of oppor...
IGP Data

Embodied Experiences, Troubled Livelihoods: Ethnographic Observations from Ras Beirut.

5 October 2022 Rahaf ZaherEdited with introduction by Nikolay Mintchev, Mayssa Jallad ...
IGP Stories

Lebanon: Presidential and Ministerial Vacuum to Deepen Financial Crisis

Balsam Gharib

08 November 2022 Lebanon has entered yet another political impasse following the end of President Aoun’s term on October...
IGP Stories

Creating pathways towards more inclusive and sustainable prosperity: the case of Money A+E

Shuaib Jalal-Eddeen

8 November 2022 People around the world have faced significant challenges to building and maintain...
IGP Data

How can locally embedded organisations create pathways towards more inclusive and sustainable prosperity? A case study of Money A+E

8 October 2022 Shuaib Jalal-Eddeen This research asks how locally ...
IGP Podcasts

Back to the future. Healing our addiction to growth

9 November 2022 Sofia Bellardinelli and Tiziano Distefano Today, ecological economics is a well-established econo...
IGP Stories

The inescapability of adopting local champions in achieving the COP27 Agenda

Eve Njau

10 November 2022 All eyes are currently set on Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt ahead of the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (...
IGP Stories

Enabling adaptation to achieve shared prosperity

Eve Njau

16th November 2022 The onset of the rainy season usually means the start of the planting season not only in the Mau Forest Comple...
IGP Stories

Global population hits 8 billion, but per-capita consumption is still the main problem

Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Paul Sutton

15th November 2022 The world population has just hit a new record of 8 billion. Scientists and experts h...
IGP Data

On the Brink in Ras Beirut: An Ethnography of Livelihood Struggles Amid Economic and Political Discord

19 November 2022 Alawieh ZainabT...
IGP Stories

Toward a Steady State, Ecological Economy: The Legacy of Herman Daly

Professor Robert Costanza

23 November 2022 Fifty years ago, a book was published that foresaw a world where economies were focused on impr...
IGP Stories

Citizen Scientists lead research to inform design of UCL East 'Meanwhile Use Space'

PROCOL UK Europe

Jose Izcue Gana

25 November 2022 A team of Citizen Social Scientists recently held an event to showcase the findings of the ...
IGP Data

Addressing the UK's livelihood crisis: Beyond the price of energy

Social Prosperity Public Services

28 November 2022 Professor Henrietta L. Moore and Alexandra Boothroyd ...
IGP Events

Agricultural Digital Solutions Webinar

This event brings togeth...
IGP Stories

At The South

Mezna Qato

30 November 2022 Arms outstretched, he hollered from across the street, “Where’s my parade? Where’s the crowd?”...
IGP Stories

Bank Hold-Ups in Lebanon: A Crisis of Morality?

Rahaf Zaher

6 December 2022 Since November 2019, local banks in Lebanon have been imposing a Capital Control scheme, unratif...
IGP Stories

Addressing the UK’s Livelihood Crisis: Beyond the Price of Energy

Alexandra Boothroyd

12 December The UK is suffering a sustained crisis, as the cost of living and energy prices...
IGP Stories

Financial Recovery in Lebanon: Power to the Rich or a Pathway to Prosperity?

Balsam Gharib

15 December 2022 The banking sector in Lebanon has shifted from being perceived as the bastion of the country’s ...
IGP Stories

Director's Christmas Reading List

15 December 2022 Recommendations for your Christmas reading from Professor Henrietta L. Moore and the Institute ...
IGP Events

Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Prosperity and the Popular

Announcing the Spring 2023 Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global P...
IGP Stories

Achieving the Global Biodiversity Framework Goals

Professor Robert Costanza

10 January 2023 The ...
IGP Stories

Waste travels

Alina Marm

26 January 2023 Your waste travels. Quite a lot, actually. It travels down rivers. It travels through oceans - a...
IGP Stories

The informal sector’s contribution in the global circular economy chain

Eve Njau

1 February 2023 December in Kenya is usually sunny and seen as a great precursor to the festive holidays. However, this year’s se...
IGP Podcasts

Ecological Economics for A Sustainable Wellbeing Future - The Public Sphere

01 February 2023 Adverse impacts of climate change are becoming more visible each year. As the international community seeks to a...
IGP Data

Social Protection for the 21st Century: Towards a New Politics of Care

6 February 2023 Henrietta L. Moore and Alexandra Boothroyd Warnings that the UK is ...
IGP Events

Festschrift for Alan Kirman

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

This event was organised by IGP's ...
IGP Stories

Social Protection for the 21st century: towards a new politics of care

13 February 2023 Warnings that the UK is facing a ‘crisis of care’ are growing in volume. NHS wait times have reached a record h...
IGP Stories

Till the end of the Earth

Cameron Holleran

27 February 2023 A poem written by IGP's Poet-in-Residence Cameron Holleran, in response to Professor Henrietta Moore's recent le...
IGP Stories

Overcoming Our Societal Addiction to Growth

Professor Robert Costanza

06 March 2023 Societies, like individuals, can get trapped in patterns of behavior called social traps, or “societal addictions,”...
IGP Data

Embodied Experiences, Troubled Livelihoods: Ethnographic Observations from Ras Beirut.

By Rahaf Zaher. Edited with introduction by Nikolay Mintchev, Mayssa Jallad and Mariam Daher ...
IGP Stories

Business unusual: valuing nature’s invisible benefits

Eve Njau

17 March 2023. An ever-growing consumer demand is putting tremendous pressures on natural capital. In Kenya, and esp...
IGP Stories

Navigating the certainty of uncertainty

Eva Lamorgese

21 March 2023. Lebanon's severe economic crisis and political instability is having a devastating impact on people's livelihoods. The cri...
IGP Podcasts

How to Overcome our Addiction to Economic Growth ? - Circular Metabolism Podcast

23 March 2023 How did we get addicted to growth? How did we get addicted to a concept such as GDP when its creator warned us that...
IGP Podcasts

Life of PIE podcast with Onya Idoko and Juan Manuel Castillo

23 March 2023 Life of PIE (Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) is an original podcast from UCL Institute for Global Pros...
IGP Podcasts

Takhayyul Nativeness and Emergent Issues Podcast

23 March 2023 The Institute for Global Prosperity's ERC Project Takhayyul is carried out in eleven different countries in Eastern...
IGP Data

‘Connecting Communities’: Evaluation of a pilot project aimed at promoting digital inclusion in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

PROCOL UK Social Prosperity Prosperity Index Public Services Europe

Penny Bernstock, Pratimas Singh, Sultana Rouf, Israel Amoah-Norman, Rayhaan Lorgat and Saffron Woodcraft The...
IGP Films

'Connecting Communities' Inclusive Broadband Project

PROCOL UK Social Prosperity Prosperity Index Public Services Infrastructure Europe

The ‘Connecting Communities’ inclusive broadband project is a digital Universal Basic Services (UBS) pilot aimed at tackling digital excl...
IGP Stories

Connecting Communities Project in Tower Hamlets

Alexandra Boothroyd and Rayhaan Lorgat

27 March 2023 The ‘Connecting Communities’ inclusive broadband project is a digital Univers...
IGP Stories

Changing Barriers

Abdul and Zainab

31 March 2023 Although quality of life in Coventry Cross has generally improved, barriers to prosperity persist in changed form. Racism n...
IGP Stories

Repackaging poverty

Alexis Charles

3 April 2023 Parts of Hackney Wick and Fish Island are dotted with seemingly obscure shops surrounded or even fronted by layers o...
IGP Films

How Are We Redefining Prosperity At The IGP? | Henrietta L. Moore | Institute for Global Prosperity

In this five minutes video, Professor Henrietta L. Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, explains IGP's Vis...
IGP Stories

A tale of two sides

Terry Regan

14 April 2023 In 2001, plans to regenerate the Custom House estate were first shared with residents. The plan was part of the bro...
IGP Stories

The abandoned side of North Woolwich

Twinkle Jayakumar and Terry Regan

17 April 2023 Twinkle and Terry, two local residents and citizen social scientists from Beckton and Custom House, Newham, conduct...
IGP Stories

What does basic mean to people with special needs and disabilities?

Victorine Ngobo

18 April 2023 According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word ‘basic’ means ‘forming an essential foundation or starting po...
IGP Stories

Some light

Lorraine Owusu

19 April 2023 Sometime-y spaces “Before you enter the estate, you’ll notice there are two lampposts – the func...
IGP Stories

Same on the outside, different on the inside

Zeinab

20 April 2023 Unaffordable spaces, unequal living Given the mix of social housing, shared ownership and private housi...
IGP Stories

Festschrift for Alan Kirman

William Hynes, Angus Armstrong and Rayhaan Lorgat

The ...
IGP Films

Festschrift for Alan Kirman

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

The IGP's Rebuilding Macroeconomics held a Festschrift to celebrate the career and research of Alan Kirman on the 16-17th March at the Ba...
IGP Films

PROCOL Africa’s transformative, citizen-led work on regenerating ecosystems in Kenya

...
IGP Stories

Debunking the Myth of ‘Selling State Assets as the Only Solution’ for Lebanon’s Collapsing Banking Sector

Balsam Gharib

09 May 2023 Lebanese parliamentarians are yet to agree on a solid socioeconomic recovery plan capable of s...
IGP Stories

Participatory Visions

Gillian Chan

11 May 2023 “It’s not about empowering people, it’s about holding space”...
IGP Stories

Inspiration for our times: precarious workers fighting for our future

Nicola Vimalanathan

18 May 2023 In a recent conversation with a friend who was about to move to another country, she bemoaned the state of the UK, a...
IGP Stories

Forget GDP growth, it’s sustainable wellbeing we need to aim for

Robert Costanza

22 May 2023 An EU conference on sustainable wellbeing provided a real vision for a future that’s...
IGP Stories

Reflections - Imperial Threads Workshop Series

Fahri Karakas

25 May 2023 When we think of Islamic Art, we tend to picture intricate geometric patterns graced with divine calligraphy in awe-i...
IGP Events

Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) for Macroeconomics

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

The Bank of England and Rebuilding Macroeconomics are co-hosting an event on ‘Agent-Based Modelling for Macroeconomics’ with Professor Gi...
IGP Films

UCL Citizen Science Academy Launch

PROCOL UK

On the 4th of May, the IGP launched UCL's Citizen Scien...
IGP Data

The 2022 Lebanese Parliamentary Elections: Between Traditional and Alternative Politics

This article by PROCOL Lebanon researcher Rahaf Zaher describes the political and livelihoods situation in Lebanon leading up to the parl...
IGP Stories

Responding to disruptive innovations

Dr Onyaglanu Idoko

13 June 2023 How do individuals and organisations respond to an innovation such as generative AI? Do we resist it for as long as ...
IGP Events

Prosperity in east London: a citizen's view

14 July 2023–21 July 2023, 9:00 am–5:00 pm Explore the impact of large-scale urban redevelopment on dive...
IGP Data

Thinking vulnerability infrastructurally: Interdependence and possibility in Lebanon’s overlapping crises

21 June 2023 Henrietta L. Moore and Hanna Baumann The notion of ‘vulnerability’ has gained growing tract...
IGP Stories

IGP publishes new book 'Prosperity in the Twenty-First Century'

22 June 2023 Part of the ‘Global Prosperity Thought and Practice’ series, the book sets out a new vision for prosperity in th...
IGP Stories

Prosperity in the 21st Century

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

22 June 2023 A 21st century economy needs to produce and to assure supply of the essential goods on which we all depend: soil, wa...
IGP Data

Pathways to Urban Equality through the Sustainable Development Goals: Modes of Extreme Poverty, Resilience, and Prosperity

23 June 2023 Allan Lavell, Colin McFarlane, Henrietta L. Moore, Saffron Woodcraft and Christopher Yap...
IGP Stories

Repatriating Syrian Refugees Will Not Help Lebanon Solve Its Crises

Rahaf Zaher

27 June 2023 ...
IGP Data

Kenyan General Elections 2022: A game of pledges, promises and service to self-interest

28 June 2023 Amos Tirra, Hannah Collins, Jaqueline McGlade, Henrietta Moore and Arno Scharl...
IGP Stories

The path to democracy: Interrogating the 2022 Kenyan election

Hannah Collins and Amos Tirra

28 June 2023 Elections around the world are often a fraught time of false promises, misinformation, dramatics an...
IGP Stories

My silent struggle

Twinkle

29 June 2023 Sarah (not her real name) is 9 this year. She loves comic books and likes to draw. Drawing helps he...
IGP Stories

Lessons from Hackney

Narjess Hachena

04 July 2023 It’s almost 9pm on a beautiful summer day and I have just returned home from a flagship event durin...
IGP Stories

Director's Summer Reading List

24 July 2023 This year our recommendations include works from South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, IGP's poet-in-residence Camer...
IGP Films

Agent Based Modelling for Macroeconomics

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

The Bank of England and Rebuilding Macroeconomics co-hosted an event on 'Agent-Based Modelling for Macroeconomics' with Professor Giovann...
IGP Stories

EcoSummit 2023 Conference Declaration: Building a Sustainable Wellbeing Future

Robert Costanza (IGP), Brian Fath, Bojie Fu, Alan Hastings, B. Larry Li, Brendan Mackey, Olaf Meynecke, Michelle Maloney, William J. Mitsch, Zhiyun Ouyang, Sergei Petrovskiy, Alexia Stokes, Jigmi Thinley, Ouyang Zhiyun

1 August 2023 We - an international community of environmental researchers and practitioners - met in Australia ...
IGP Stories

Prosperity in east London: a citizen’s view

Gillian Chan

14 August 2023 Housing inequality, the changing face of racism, inadequate support for people with special e...
IGP Data

The Politics of International Assistance in Lebanon: An Evaluation of the IMF's Loan Conditions as a Pathway to Inclusive Growth

14 August 2023 Balsam Gharib, Nikolay Mintchev, Mayssa Jallad and Mariam Daher ...
IGP Stories

Universities and their role in the levelling-up agenda

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

28 July 2023 IGP Director Professor Henrietta Moore writes for the Times Higher Education (THE), on how universities can play an ...
IGP Stories

IGP research team produce Inequality Map for World Economic Forum

Hannah Collins

25 August 2023 A new Transformation Map on Inequality produced by a research team at the Institute for Global Prosperity for the ...
IGP Stories

Financial inclusion policies in Palestine between exclusion and enslavement

Dareen Sayyad and Reema Shbeeta

12 September 2023 In Palestine, where the elements of a true national state do not exist, the policies of the Pa...
IGP Stories

How Can Citizen Science Help us Research the Intersection of Climate Change and Public Health?

Mayssa Jallad

29 August 2023 What research methods do we need to address today’s pressing public health c...
IGP Stories

Higher empowerment

Andrew Percy

8 September 2023 Can economic growth address both poverty and climate change? Andrew Percy discusses McKinsey’s ...
IGP Stories

Prosperity Co-creation - Translating Research into Action in Kenya

Eve Njau

22 September 2023 The Prosperity Framework of the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), which advocates for engaging the stakeh...
IGP Data

Social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: A whole-systems approach to prosperity

22 September 2023 Moore, Henrietta L; Boothroyd, Alexandra; Social protection is a central function of modern welfare s...
IGP Stories

'Land for Good': Southwark Land Commission report outlines plan to unlock more social value from land

Rayhaan Lorgat

28 September 2023 On Tuesday 12th September, I attended the launch of the Southwark Land Commission‘s landmark repor...
IGP Stories

A circular economy business gets children into STEM and the culture of repairing things

Fast Forward 2030 Europe

25 October 2023 For the Circular Economy Week 2023, we interviewed Anaïs Engelmann, the Co-Founder...
IGP Stories

Gender, space and the good life in Ramallah in October 2023

Reema Shbita

26 October 2023 During our res...
IGP Stories

Creating Synergy Between Research and Policymaking in Lebanon

PROCOL Lebanon Middle East

Balsam Gharib

27 October 2023 On 27 September 2023, PROCOL Lebanon organised a half-day workshop that brought together prominent stakeholders ...
IGP Data

Soil Carbon Farming has the Potential to Bridge the Global Emissions Gap

8 October 2023 Jacqueline McGlade, Kevin Morris There is growing interest globally in...
IGP Films

How can we adapt our prosperity thinking for the challenges of the 21st Century?

For the first Director's Seminar of the academic year, the Institute for Global Prosperity celebrated the publication of the second book ...
IGP Events

Book Launch: Toward an Integrated Science of Wellbeing

There has always been interest in understanding what constitutes the good life and the basis for creating it. Much has been written about...
IGP Podcasts

Imagining Turkey

17 November 2023 This bi-monthly podcast series offers unfamiliar ways of looking at the political transformation Turkey has been...
IGP Podcasts

Unlocking people power through citizen science

17 November 2023 'Citizen science is not just a process of consulting people; it's a process of bringing people together collecti...
IGP Stories

The search for the good life and prosperity in an unstable context

Dareen Sayyad

17 November 2023 In our recent research on the concept of prosperity in Palestine, we faced a great challenge. We found ourselve...
IGP Stories

Professor McGlade leads on innovative methodology for the measurement of natural capital

22 November 2023 A new high-tech methodology to help farmers track their sustainable activity by Professor McGlade, who teaches ...
IGP Data

“Traitor over a night”: on the critique and the fragility of privilege in the aftermath of Turkey’s coup attempt

27 November 2023 Author: Sertaç Sehlikoglu Drawing on ethnographic research with the devout members of Gülen movement dis...
IGP Stories

Empowering the community: mental wellbeing of Muslim women in North Kensington

PROCOL UK

Maysa Mohamoud

27 November 2023 Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to co-host a showcase event for a citizen social science projec...
IGP Stories

Data-driven prosperity: the shift from GDP to multidimensional wellbeing indices

Nikolaos Tzivanakis

27 November 2023 The financial crisis highlighted the shortcomings of traditional measures of a country's prosperity. The ...
IGP Stories

From struggles to strengths: Building a prosperous future for Lebanon and beyond

Sam Tamayo

27 November 2023 Over the years, Lebanon has gone through massive difficulties across different areas from ...
IGP Stories

IGP Director reflects on the upcoming COP28 in the UAE

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

28 November 2023 IGP Director and Fellow of the Clean Growth Leadership Network (CGLN) writes on her hopes and expectati...
IGP Podcasts

To Prosperity and Beyond

To Prosperity and Beyond is a mini-series embedded within the IGP’s ...
IGP Data

Supporting the capacities and knowledge of smallholder farmers in Kenya for sustainable agricultural futures: a Citizen Science pilot project

01 December 2023 Matthew Davies1* , Muki Haklay2, Timothy Kiprutto3, Megan Laws4, Jerome Lewis5, Samuel Lunn-Rockliffe1, Jaqu...
IGP Stories

Research and Motherhood in the Context of Genocide: Challenges and Resilience

Nawal Hamad

06 December 2023 There are many scenes of war in Gaza. The killing and bombing is broadcast live by the media: Houses destroyed ...
IGP Data

INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL PROSPERITY 2021-22 MASTER’S DISSERTATION SPECIAL ISSUE, PART 1

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IGP Stories

Director's Christmas Reading List 2023

15 December 2022 Recommendations for your Christmas reading from Professor Henrietta L. Moore and the Institute for Global Pr...
IGP Stories

To Prosperity and Beyond: Towards a Nuanced and Inclusive Understanding of Prosperity

Sam Tamayo and RP Duterte

18 December 2023 Earlier this year, we talked about starting a podcast based on our experiences as students under the MSc Prosper...
IGP Stories

To Prosperity and Beyond: Navigating Social Innovation through the Lens of Change Management

Sam Tamayo and RP Duterte

29 December 2023 As we delved into the world of transformative entrepreneurship, we were initially daunted by the complexities in...
IGP Stories

IGP Director shares her thoughts on the outcome of COP28

Professor Henrietta L. Moore

08 January 2024 IGP Director and Fellow of the Clean Growth Leadership Network (CGLN) shares her thoughts on the outcome ...
IGP Stories

To Prosperity and Beyond: Navigating Transformative Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future

Sam Tamayo and RP Duterte

11 January 2024 Whereas we began this podcast with the intention of understanding prosperity and how we can ...
IGP Podcasts

The economics of the SDGs

Associate Professor Ida Kubiszewski speaks on the UCL podcast to warn against the use of gross domestic product as a measure for wellbein...
IGP Stories

IGP 10th Anniversary: Lebanon week

22 January 2024 Join us for a week of Lebanon-themed events in London to recognise the significant work of the IGP’s Prosperity C...
IGP Stories

IGP celebrates 10th Anniversary

24 January 2024 Join us in celebrating the significant work and impact of the IGP across the globe durin...
IGP Stories

The role of the French “mandate” in shaping the current Lebanese reality (English translation with Arabic Original)

Rahaf Zaher

23 January 2024 On 22nd November 2023, Lebanon celebrated its 80th anniversary of independence from the...
IGP Stories

In Search of Tunga: Prosperity, Almighty God, and Lives in Motion in a Malian Provincial Town – a review

Eva Coulibaly-Willis

22 January 2024 A text I have turned to recently is anthropologist André Chappatte’s recent book In Search of Tunga: Pr...
IGP Events

The politics of decolonial investigations and the ethics of solidarity

PROCOL Lebanon

What does decoloniality for the Middle East look like today and what kinds of ethics do we need to challenge ongoing coloniality and its ...
IGP Events

Green New Deal for Lebanon and MENA: A Transformative Approach

PROCOL Lebanon

This seminar explores the key challenges and opportunities for developing a Green New Deal for Lebanon and the MENA region. The imminent ...
IGP Events

IGP Annual Alumni Day

Join us for our first annual alumni day at UCL's new Marshgate campus in Stratford. This event will involve presentations about our lates...
IGP Events

Building democracy and accountability through labour movements in Lebanon

PROCOL Lebanon

Anne-Kirstine Rønn is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. She holds a PhD in Political Sci...
IGP Stories

To Prosperity and Beyond: Reimagining the Future through Innovative and Inclusive Design (From the Vault)

Sam Tamayo and RP Duterte

2 February 2024 Last week, we released the final episode of our mini-series, ...
IGP Stories

The Dual Edge of AI in Academic Research

Nikos Tzivanakis

14 February 2024 The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs), such as ChatGPT from Op...
IGP Stories

Populism strikes back

Sumrin Kalia

15 February 2024 On 8th February elections were held in Pakistan, under the military tutelage. These elections we...
IGP Events

How to Fast Forward Impact Through Volunteering: Lebanon and the UK Lens

Fast Forward 2030

Join us for Fast Forward 2030's event part of our Lebanon-themed week of events in London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the IGP....
IGP Films

EcoPlay, an eco-friendly playground at the heart of Beirut city

PROCOL Lebanon

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IGP Events

A Just Transition or Just a Transition? Energy and Climate Policy in the in the Middle East and North Africa

PROCOL Lebanon

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces serious economic, political, social, environmental, conflict, and security challenge...
IGP Stories

Professor Henrietta Moore speaks to Social Sciences in China about citizen science

Promoting Global Prosperity through Citizen Social Science (Translation in English) By Mirong Chen ...
IGP Stories

Shifting Power: Involving the Community to Evaluate the Impact

Fast Forward 2030

Amanda Kartikasari

14 February 2024 As social entrepreneurs, our goal is to make a positive impact in the community we care about. To ensure our sol...
IGP Stories

PROCOL Lebanon research partner Joana Dabaj shortlisted for the WAwards 2024 Moira Gemmill Prize

Joana Dabaj

28 February We are very honoured that the work of Catalytic Action...
IGP Events

Exhibition Opening: 'Don't Stop Drawing - Visual diaries of solidarity with Gaza'

PROCOL Lebanon

Don't Stop Drawing - Visual diaries of solidarity with Gaza is a linear timeline-based exhibition of works by the two Le...
IGP Events

Polycrises and Policy Frameworks

Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Many authors have discussed ‘polycrises’ – multiple overlapping shocks in different domains. But what are the consequence for our economi...