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The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity aims to transform how we make decisions, the kinds of evidence and reasoning on which our decisions are based, and the cultural, legal and policy tools we have at our disposal.

The globalised world we live in faces many challenges. New science and technology research offers many potential futures, but if one had to choose one integrated project to be addressed by a university with all the disciplinary resources at its disposal, it would surely be that of how we will sustain human societies on this planet in a way that ensures the prosperity and wellbeing of all.

The problem of sustainable prosperity is not just a set of challenges about how to manage resources better or develop new technologies, but a much more fundamental one of values and behaviour change, about how to think and act quite differently. To do this we will need to rethink the fundamentals of human and societal prosperity, and the models and methods we use for this purpose, as well as the role of research and the purpose of the university more generally.

Image credits: Jan Hoffmann, Lensational; Carolyn Williams, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

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London Assembly supports GLNP

London Assembly supports GLNP

18 June 2015


On 3 June the London Assembly unanimously passed a motion calling for the "Mayor to support the organisation in developing its vision, in particular by setting out how the Greater London Authority and ...

The Humanities in Europe Interview Series features Henrietta Moore

21 April 2015

As part of an interview series curated by the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, Professor Henrietta Moore speaks about the significance of interdisciplinary research. She touches on her solutions-based approach to ...
The Commonwealth: a giant laboratory for new economic and social models

The Commonwealth: a giant laboratory for new economic and social models

21 April 2015

The concept of a Commonwealth seems somewhat antiquated. Its member states are slowly distancing themselves from the former British Empire, apparently in agreement that the Commonwealth is due to be consigned to history ...
The end of development: Henrietta Moore debates the relevance of ‘development’ in the 21st century, to be broadcast on BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4

The end of development: Henrietta Moore debates the relevance of ‘development’ in the 21st century, to be broadcast on BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4

In a lecture delivered as part of the BBC World Service’s ‘A Richer World’ season, Professor Henrietta Moore argued that the top-down model of development is outdated. The 21st century, its particularities ...
’Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue’: Professor Henrietta Moore highlights the flaws in a seemingly ideal system

’Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue’: Professor Henrietta Moore highlights the flaws in a seemingly ideal system


According to major wellbeing and prosperity indexes, Scandinavian countries are thriving, prosperous societies with low inequality. One might be tempted to ask why the rest of the world is not emulating their models?
Showcasing a contested future: musings on Nesta’s FutureFest 2015

Showcasing a contested future: musings on Nesta’s FutureFest 2015

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'What should the UK do about foreign aid?‘ Professor Henrietta Moore highlights some surprising uses of aid money

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New paradigms for a prosperous London: inspiration from communities’ co-creation

Image credit: Jan Hoffmann, Lensational

Is it possible to end global poverty?

Image credit: David Hoffmann, Lensational

Partnerships

Lensational

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Lensational and the Institute for Global Prosperity have recently formed an exciting partnership to promote innovative and viable solutions at the cross-roads between entrepreneurship, photography and women's empowerment.

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Counterpoint

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Counterpoint often works in partnership with academic institutions and has just signed a collaboration agreement with UCL’s new Institute for Global Prosperity. This is an opportunity for both organisations to benefit mutually from access to state-of-the-art research.

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George Mason University

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The collaboration between the Institute for Global Prosperity and George Mason University arises not merely from the mutual pursuit of a new set of questions about the relationship between demographic change and political change.

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Greater London National Park

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The Greater London National Park City is a movement of individuals and organisations that are working to make London a new kind of national park.

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