Social investment – new right agenda or new wine in old bottles?
Wilson, Peter; Gill, Derek | December 2016
It is notable that ‘social investment’ has been advocated at various times by parties across the political spectrum. What is also clear is that social investment can mean very different things to different people. In continental Europe, for example, it is linked with income redistribution, greater social inclusion and addressing chronic unemployment, especially via greater public expenditure on human capital formation (i.e. education and skills training); while in the UK it is used to describe funding social enterprises that use business models to achieve social purposes. NZIER is partnering with Victoria University’s Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) to explore the New Zealand version of social investment. The first fruit of that collaboration, a foundation paper investigating the dimensions of social investment will be available shortly. Social investment, Kiwi-style, represents an internationally unique way of thinking about, designing and implementing social policy – or at least certain kinds of social policy.
CitationWilson, Peter; Gill, Derek. 2016. Social investment – new right agenda or new wine in old bottles?. © New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/9201.
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