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The Crossroads of Geopolitics: The Intersection of Security and Economic Interests – Policymaking in a More Complex and Uncertain World
This report sets out the conclusions of the Heywood Fellowship’s inquiry: how policymaking at the intersection of economic and security interests needs to change to keep ahead geopolitical and wider global trends.
Beyond the Silos: Analytical Capabilities at the Intersection of Economics and Security in 20th Century Britain
The UK grapples with complex policy issues at the intersection of economics and national security. This paper, part of a series, explores historical challenges and emphasises the need for government reform to enhance analytical capabilities, calling for senior officials' support to effectively address modern policy challenges.
Capability Reform: A Systematic and Sustained Strategy for the Intersection of Economics and Security
The intersection of economic prosperity and national security poses increasing challenges, demanding a multidisciplinary approach from policymakers. Despite prior Civil Service efforts, frequent reform programs have failed to equip policymakers with lasting expertise to address evolving complexities. This report explores historical shortcomings and suggests a strategy for sustained improvement.
How to Improve Education Outcomes Most Efficiently?
Many low- and middle-income countries lag far behind high-income countries in educational access and student learning. This paper provides the most recent and comprehensive review of the literature on effective education programs, with a novel emphasis on cost-effectiveness, covering the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions from over 200 impact evaluations across 52 countries.
Building back from COVID-19: Lessons learned during COVID-19 and overcoming educational inequality in the aftermath of school closures
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on education globally, with extended school closures posing significant challenges, particularly in Brazil. In this policy brief, we provide policy recommendations and evidence supporting them based on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early childhood education: State capacity, child vulnerability and allocation criteria in childcare systems in Brazil
This policy brief aims to assist municipalities in Brazil in improving their childcare systems by strategically addressing their current capabilities, understanding child vulnerability comprehensively, and acknowledging that this reorganisation is a fundamental initial step in addressing childcare access challenges.
The Chandler Papers: The next generation of the measurement of corruption
Kamel Ayadi together with Todd Foglesong articulate seven purposes and principles to animate the development of alternatives to gross global indicators of corruption and to invite government officials into such a collaboration.
When missions fail: lessons in 'high technology' from post-war Britain
What can post-war Britain tell us about how the state should approach technology today? Post WW2, technological frontiers were seen as crucial for both prosperity and security – but big bets on Concorde and nuclear power generation failed. This cautionary tale of 'techno-nationalism' may have more lessons for industrial strategy today than the post-war example of the US moonshot.
Between war and words: can economic deterrence help uphold international stability?
From becoming the last century’s original tool of last resort sanctions have become, by its most prolific user’s own admission, the tool of first resort this century. Across the G7 and beyond officials are reflecting on their experience of mounting the largest economic response to a security crisis in institutional memory.
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