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Macro-economic Policy

A Northern Economic Agenda

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A Northern Economic Agenda

ippr north is today (26 November 2007) publishing The Northern Economy in the Next Decade from its project A Northern Economic Agenda. These papers set out a blueprint for a northern economic revival which is vital to the UK, without strong regional economic policy neither economic efficiency nor social justice can be achieved. To receive your electronic copy, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


By IPPR, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


Measuring real value: A DIY guide to Social Return on Investment

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Measuring real value: A DIY guide to Social Return on Investment

nef has pioneered the use of ‘Social Return on Investment’ in the UK as a method of proving the wider social value created by companies and organisations with a social purpose. Now, nef has captured this experience in a detailed guide that sets the standard for the sector, and can be used by everyone from social enterprises and third sector organisations to local authorities


By NEF, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


Reconsidering UK Community Development Finance

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Reconsidering UK Community Development Finance

Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) first came to prominence in the UK around ten years ago as means of providing loans to people and enterprises excluded from mainstream finance. They were designed to create a positive cycle of investment, re-development and opportunity for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities by providing much-needed capital. nef has conducted an in-depth survey to take stock, evaluate CDFIs achievements to date and inform the next stage of their development.


By NEF,UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


Power Shift::Do we need better global economic institutions?

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Power Shift: Do we need better global economic institutions?

26 Jan. The world is changing. We are now at the beginning of a new era, shaped by technological, economic and social progress and by global interdependence. What happens in one place now affects those of us who live elsewhere. Over the past year, the powerful international agencies – the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank – have been emasculated. International institutions influence the fears and aspirations of societies and in this they are crucial to managing globalisation. .


By IPPR,UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.