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Landing the Blame: Overfishing in the Atlantic 2018

March 1, 2018

Fisheries ministers risk damaging our natural resources beyond repair by consistently setting fishing limits above scientific advice. This is our third year running a series of briefings to identify which Member States are standing in the way of more fish, more profits, and more jobs for European citizens. Food for an additional 89 million EU citizens. An extra €1.6 billion in annual revenue. Over 20,000 new jobs across the continent. Far from being a pipe dream, all of this could be a reality, if we paid more attention to one of Europe's most significant natural resources – our seas. If EU waters were properly managed – with damaged fish stocks rebuilt above levels that could support their maximum sustainable yield (MSY) – we could enjoy their full potential within a generation.

A Long Row to Hoe: Family farming and rural poverty in developing countries

September 28, 2010

This report aims to add a new dimension to ongoing debates and policy prescriptions around livelihoods and poverty reduction in rural areas of the developing world. Specifically it addresses the proposition that increased productivity of family farms is the critical pathway for widespread rural poverty. This report examines the current interest in the proposition that enhancing the productivity of family farms is the most effective way to reduce rural poverty in the developing world.|Summary, Introduction, Background and rationale, The emerging consensus on family farming, Limitations of the prod-pov consensus, Towards a new policy and action agenda, Endnotes

The Big Picture

January 1, 2008

The Big Picture is a tool that works as an organizational development framework for identifying the strengths and areas for improvement of an organization across all its activities. It is non-prescriptive and does not involve strictly following a set of rules or standards, but provides a broad and coherent set of assumptions about what is required for a good organization and its management.

Justice for Nigeria: Why the UK Should Return Nigeria’s £1.7 Billion to Fight Poverty

February 1, 2006

Nigeria, one of the poorest countries in the world, is in the process of giving a huge sum of money to the richest countries. UK organisations which are members of the Jubilee Debt Campaign are urging the UK government to return its share of this money to Nigeria to fight poverty.

Getting Out to Work Merseyside: A Social Return On Investment Analysis

September 1, 2004

This report by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) details the social outcomes and financial impacts of Tomorrow's People's Getting Out to Work (GOTW) initiative in Merseyside, which aims to provide support and advocacy to ex-offenders in gaining access to long-term, sustainable employment. It includes the findings of the evaluation and a discussion about the effectiveness of the initiative relative to its objectives and to national averages. The social and economic returns generated by GOTW are also estimated, using NEF's approach to Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis. Finally, six recommendations based on the evaluation's conclusions are explained.

The Money Trail: Measuring Your Impact on the Local Economy Using LM3

January 12, 2003

LM3 was developed by NEF as a simple and understandable tool for measuring local economic impact. It is designed to help people think about local money flows and how their organization can practically improve its local economic impact, as well as influence the public sector to consider the impact of its procurement decisions. It was designed to be quick and relatively easy and to highlight where an organization can improve its impact.