Posts Tagged ‘Social investment’

Can social investment shift the dial on welfare and wellbeing?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
social investment

“The period over the next few years scares the hell out of me, quite frankly,” says social services expert Professor Michael O’Brien. Poor outcomes predicted “We’ve seen a series of decisions taken around benefit levels, around Working for Families, and if anything that will become more difficult and tighter and meaner, and more poverty-creating. “In Read more

Positive outcomes from social investment scheme

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
social investment

An Auckland youth offending programme is hopeful ongoing funding will be available through a social bond investment. Its success to date has generated optimism for similar future investments under a National-led government. Since its inception six years ago, the Genesis Youth Trust-run programme has reduced youth offending notably. Compared to a similar risk group, participants Read more