Livelihood analysis and citizen-led understandings of prosperity have useful analytical potential to investigate the impact of policies, infrastructure, institutions, social support and democratic engagement on quality of life, beyond traditional income and economic growth measures. The UK Government’s new ‘Plan for Growth’ will fail to secure livelihoods post-Covid because they focus on GDP growth, productivity and trickle-down economics, driven centrally, rather than an examination of what makes life worth living and regenerates and sustains nature. Drawing on a range of disciplines, we explore a new approach to driving innovative change.
Moore, H; Collins, H; (2021) Assembling prosperity in a post-Covid United Kingdom: New approaches to levelling up. UCL Institute for Global Prosperity: London: UK.