Pac-man, houses, trees and nets made of bacon… What does your organisation look like?

April 11, 2019

by Julie Colman, Rural Media

The  #NotWithoutMe Accelerator  is an innovative development programme which provides organisations the time, resources and support from peers and experts to develop their approaches to deliver...

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A wellbeing economy as an antidote to an economic system that is unsustainable, unfair, unstable, and unhappy

April 3, 2019

by  Dr. Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Knowledge lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance

To coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, the Carnegie UK Trust is publishing a serie...

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Valuing data in Community Planning – building capacity in Northern Ireland

April 2, 2019

by Dr Gavan Rafferty, Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Development, Ulster University

Councils use, and generate, a myriad of data these days.  A ‘wise council’ is one that embraces a data-driven local government approach and values the role of data in measuring performance. Dat...

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Lessons on Wellbeing: Facilitating Learning between Wales and Northern Ireland

March 29, 2019

By Dr Victoria Winkler, Director of the Bevan Foundation

Last week, we had the privilege of coordinating a study visit to Wales by a delegation from Northern Ireland. The two-day event, which was commissioned by Carnegie UK Trust, gave delegates the oppo...

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Engaging Libraries: inspiring and encouraging

March 27, 2019

By Rachel Heydecker, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Andrew Carnegie saw libraries as places that respond to the needs o...

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If we measure the wrong thing, we will do the wrong thing

March 26, 2019

by Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate, OECD

To coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, the Carnegie UK Trust is publishing a serie...

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Encouraging interaction

March 25, 2019

by Jennifer Wallace, Joint Interim Chief Executive/Head of Policy

Last year I spoke at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s annual conference. The Centre works with academics and aims to support universities to increase the quality and i...

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Twin Towns

March 22, 2019

by Charlie Fisher, Programme Manager for Development Trusts NI

Broughshane and Wooler are two unique and distinct villages in Northern Ireland (NI) and Northumberland, England respectively. Though geographically apart, they are more alike than dissimilar and thei...

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To see ourselves as others see us – the benefits of towns twinning within the UK

March 19, 2019

Written by Jennifer Wallace, Joint Interim Chief Executive / Head of Policy

We probably all have vague memories from school of being told that our town is twinned with a European counterpart. The European town twinning was established in the immediate post-war period and ther...

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Young people and the structural barriers to kindness

March 14, 2019

by Matthew Jordan, Programme Officer for the Health Foundation’s Young People’s Future Health Inquiry

Why care about kindness? It’s certainly nice to experience kindness, especially in unexpected places, but is it something we can truly put our finger on; something concrete and measurable? I’m int...

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