Behind the Leader: Dr Eleanor Carter on being a European Young Leader
Dr Eleanor Carter, Research Director at the Government Outcomes Lab, talks to Jessica Reedy about her experience of leadership, being a woman in academia, and working with governments.
Jacinda Ardern: The legacy of a leader in New Zealand and beyond
What is next for New Zealand following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern? MPP student Anne Lim examines Ardern's influence at home and abroad and the challenges facing the country's new Prime Minister.
Cash politics: the impact of the currency redesign policy on Nigeria’s 2023 General Election
In October, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the highest denominations of Nigerian currency would be redesigned. MPP student Ayodele Awi assesses the impact this could have on Nigeria's general election given the dominance of ‘cash politics’.
Envisioning the public service of the twenty-first century – insights from the PeopleGov International Conference
Following the success of the People in Government Lab's first international conference in July 2022, the team reflect upon three key insights into how governments are shaping public service in the twenty-first century.
Is the world’s financial firefighter ready?
Wealthier countries must equip the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to prevent and manage the spread of financial crises across emerging and developing economies. This will require adequately bolstering the IMF ahead of time with well-positioned reserves and firebreaks.
The overturning of Roe v Wade is not an isolated incident – Europe must not be complacent
The far-right is organising across Europe and the US, utilising existential threats to white Christian values, anti-immigration rhetoric and pronatalist policies to repeal reproductive rights.
Focus on: Climate crisis
Climate and legitimacy, who is right in the Anthropocene?
Following the arrest of Greta Thunberg at a climate protest in Germany, MPP student Baudouin De Hemptinne asks if the climate crisis is forcing us to reimagine the legitimacy of actions by both state actors and protestors.
More mining cooperation, not less, would be needed in the run up to carbon neutrality
Though phasing down the role of global mining industries may seem like a logical step in the journey to carbon neutrality, MPP alumnus Yanzhu Zhang argues that more mining cooperation will be needed in the first instance to produce the technology and capacity required for the clean energy transition.
Towards a green trade strategy for Africa
The future of trade is green, and the future of trade is African. But with the global economy increasingly shaped by geopolitical and climate imperatives, how can the continent best advance its development goals?