Henrietta L. Moore

is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Chair in Philosophy, Culture and Design at UCL

Henrietta L. Moore.
Professor Henrietta Moore

Our Welfare System Needs A Radical Overhaul. It’s Time For Universal Basic Services

If the uproar created by the rollout of the Government’s new Universal Credit benefits system has shown us anything, it’s how fiendishly complex our current welfare system is. More »

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Institute for Global Prosperity publish first report on Universal Basic Services

At a time of austerity, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the UK is one of the richest countries on the planet. Rising homelessness and the use of foodbanks are just a couple of indicators that a portion of our society is being left behind. In a move to rethink the country’s economic strategy, the Institute for Global Prosperity has published a paper that recommends an overhaul to conventional government policies. More »

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Democratising food: Why sustainable prosperity depends on a radical rethink in our approach to agriculture

Have we reached ‘peak democracy’? Certainly, if we look at some global measures of democratic societies, it looks as though progress has stalled – and perhaps even gone into reverse. More »

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Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver University of Leuven Inaugural Anthropology Lecture 2017

To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the social and cultural anthropology programme of the Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver the 2017 inaugural anthropology lecture. More »

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To fight desertification we need to drive diversity on farms and plates

Farmland in Kenya’s north has deteriorated because of loss of soil nutrients and agro-biodiversity, putting livelihoods of 12 million people at risk. More »

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The Democracy Deficit

In the age of political uncertainty and increasing mistrust of government, we need local, community-led projects to help redefine our ideas of effective citizen engagement now more than ever. It seems like everywhere we look right now we see democracy in crisis. More »

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The Brexiteers’ ‘Bitter Medicine’ Will Widen Our Prosperity Gulf

If the Brexit vote tells us anything, it is surely this: that despite being ‘the fifth largest economy’ in raw GDP terms, many people do not feel prosperous. Britain has preferred to paper over the cracks of widening inequality and social unease in recent decades by hiding behind ostensibly high output-per-capita statistics inflated by City salaries. Last June, the simmering volcano of resentment exploded in the most spectacular fashion. More »

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‘My Perfect Country’: The Debate

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Fi Glover, Martha Lane Fox and Henrietta Moore are on the hunt for solutions to the world’s problems. Their aim is to create the perfect country made up of the best global policies that actually work. In this episode, the panel hear the voices, opinions and criticisms of the World Service audience. Together, they debate how the perfect country is shaping up.

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‘My Perfect Country’: Australia – Has it Cracked the Solution to Curb Smoking?

Photo: Tar figures placed in the CBD, Sydney, to raise awareness of the damage smoking causes to the body, 2011. Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Today, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. It leads to around six million deaths per year, and trends show that will rise to more than eight million by 2030.

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‘My Perfect Country’: Shanghai – A Model for Teaching Maths

Photo: Schoolboys solving a math problem in class at the Shanghai Number Eight High School. Credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

In Shanghai, students are better at maths than anywhere else in the world. According to the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, Shanghai maths students are three years ahead of the PISA average. That means a 15-year-old in Shanghai is better at maths than most 18-year-olds in the UK. And, 55% of students are considered ‘top performers’.

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‘My Perfect Country’: Tunisia – State Feminism

Tunisia comes under the spotlight, because it is rewriting the rules about what women can and can’t do in an Islamic country. Should it be a role model for its Muslim neighbours?

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‘My Perfect Country’: Japan – Gun Control

Gun control is a policy that fiercely divides nations – on the one hand there are the countries that enshrine the use of guns – while a host of others seek to eliminate them from society. One country that has dramatically reduced gun violence is Japan. It has one of the world’s lowest homicide rates to the extent that shooting deaths per year are in the single digits.

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‘My Perfect Country’: Bermuda – Solving Water Scarcity

The solution to the world’s water scarcity problem could lie in the tiny, remote island of Bermuda. The island has battled water saving problems since its colonisation as it has no natural water resources – and therefore no natural pure water. It relies on one source alone – rain water. That limited availability has created a nation of pioneering inventors who produced the Bermudian Roof. It catches every drop of rain, purifies it and stores it for daily use. As each Bermudian citizen is in charge of their own water supply – they have an ingrained sense of water conservation. Could other countries learn from their stringent attitude towards water – or could the Bermudian roof be installed across the world?

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