In news:

 

 

·     Coverage of data from the Growing up in Ireland study launched during the week

 

·     A new Social Inclusion report published by the Department of Social Protection outlines some of the challenges and priorities in reducing levels of poverty.

 

In tools and resources:

 

 

·     A toolkit from the Education Endowment Foundation captures information on the impact, cost and strength of evidence of different interventions

 

·     Understanding the health of babies and expectant mothers – an explainer from the Nuffield Foundation

 

·     An article with some food for thought for Think Tanks today.

 

In publications, research and policy:

 

 

·     A number of Parliamentary Questions, including the Value for Money Project and the Affordable Childcare Act

 

·     A publication from TASC on the theme of precarious work and possible policy interventions

 

·     A new paper from the DUP about improving outcomes for young people living in Northern Ireland.

 

In events:

 

 

·     An event marking twenty years of ARK Life and Times Studies in Northern Ireland

 

·     A UCC event about implementation research.