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October 18, 2018

On September 25th, Policy Shift participated in the 2nd edition of Innov'ater, a conference organized by several French professional organizations gathering heads of local territories and the French newspaper La Gazette des communes, specializing in local political topics. This event aimed to discuss innovative public policies taking place in local districts, as well as in the private sector, with...

July 26, 2018

Photo taken by Jennie Cottle at CARACEN, Los Angeles, 2017

It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.

- Justice Brandeis

Targeted during President Trump’s presidential campaign and directly threatened in his ensuing Execu...

July 9, 2018

Most people rarely notice the air they breathe on a daily basis. However, in countries with poor air quality, ignoring this everyday pollutant can have serious and even fatal consequences. Air pollution is measured by the concentration of a “mixture of solid and liquid droplets suspended in the air”, better known as particulate matter (PM), and other naturally existing elements including CO, NO2,...

June 6, 2018

Policy Shift participated in the 2nd edition of the Innovate4Climate Summit organized by the World Bank Group in Frankfurt from May 22nd to May 24th 2018, which aimed to discuss the global themes of climate finance, sustainable development, carbon pricing and markets. It gathered over 1,100 people from 70 countries. The summit objectives focused on developing innovative financial instruments and a...

May 21, 2018

In the last few years, a number of distinct and distant communities around the world independently implemented pilot projects to test the effects of an innovative and revolutionary social policy: Universal Basic Income. Oakland in California, Ontario in Canada, small Kenyan villages, Finland, and Iran, have all become pioneers of the Universal Basic Income frontier.

Universal Basic Income (UBI), th...

May 21, 2018

For a deeper look at the Policy Shift Gender(IN)equality Index of Latin America, we present the rankings of each country according to one of the index's principal categories: political participation

Aspects related to political participation represent a total weight of 20% in Policy Shift’s Gender (IN)Equality Index. Countries are assessed on indicators such as: share of women in the executive bran...

January 28, 2018

Ni una menos!” (Not one woman less!) The feminist rallying cry that has spread throughout Latin America began as a local movement in Argentina in June 2015. Reacting against the high mortality rate in Argentina where a woman is killed almost daily, the movement and the hashtag #niunamenos has reached thousands of women, transforming into a collective campaign across the continent. Founded by jour...

May 6, 2017

Much of development policy over the past 15 years – since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals – has been geared towards enabling greater private sector investment in developing markets.In light of this, the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals hinges on the mobilization of private investment, as it will largely depend on the ability to effectively mobilize bo...

February 1, 2017

The Climate Agreement Action Proclamation

In November 2016, the UN Climate talks in Marrakesh, known as the COP22, began with great optimism bringing together 200 countries to discuss the next steps for the Paris Agreement implementation. The talks served as a follow up to the 2015 Paris Agreement which established general climate targets, but left the details regarding its implementation for futur...

October 6, 2016

Policy Shift participated in the inaugural edition of 6 Degrees Citizen Space, an initiative presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), an organization that aims to inspire inclusion and encourage active citizenship in Canada. The 6 Degrees conference took place in Toronto between the 19th and the 21st of September, dedicating 3 days to exploring inclusion and citizenship.

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