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.