a view at night across the river Clyde with the Clyde Arc bridge and buildings behind, all lit up

Jobs, Labour Market and Innovation

Glasgow city centre The world of work has, for many, rapidly turned on its head. Whether workers are operating in new ways or are now out of work altogether, short term responses plus the possibility of long-term behaviour changes present complex dilemmas for policymakers which need to be monitored and appraised. Interested in participating? Please contact David…

Housing and Infrastructure

The COVID crisis has created urgent needs for fast policy insights, such as rethinking urgent care for the homeless, the prevention of evictions and rent gouging and minimising the effects of reduced incomes on maintaining mortgage payments and home-ownership.   Image credit: Tim Dennell on Flickr | CC BY 2.0 / In the recovery phase,…

An empty primary school playground with murals on the walls and windows at the back, including a rainbow, the words ' A smile can travel 2m' and '26 March, 8pm. Open your windows and thank the NHS.'

Education, Children and Families

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on society. This impact is particularly stark for children, families and frontline workers, particularly those living and working in areas of significant disadvantage. As a response to the urgent needs of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, public services and organisations have had to adapt rapidly; putting…

Economics and Finance

Image credit: Felibrilu on Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0 There is already a great deal of material available on how the public health crisis is shaping an economic crisis. What is already a deep business recession might elongate into a depression and broaden into financial crises for governments and the wider economy. Policy Scotland will assess the…

Community Resilience and Addressing Disadvantage

Image credit: Felibrilu on Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0 The immediate public health crisis of COVID-19 and the policy responses put in place to combat its spread has altered the individual and collective lives of communities across the globe. As with most crises, however, the negative health, social and economic impacts disproportionately affect those already experiencing poverty…