Money Laundering using Virtual Assets

This blog by Shunsuke Tani draws on a Policy Brief he submitted recently as an assessment for the Governance, Institutions and Global Political Economy unit on the MSc Public Policy programme here in the School for Policy Studies.  It discusses the risks and policy challenges associated with money laundering which relies on Virtual Assets—or ‘crypto-currencies’—and the policies that have been introduced to regulate themThere were many excellent student submissions, but Shunsuke’s policy brief was awarded the highest mark overall. (more…)

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How co-creation may help prevent deaths caused by natural disasters in Indonesia

By Nopriyanto Suhanda, MSc Public Policy student & associate at Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesian Finance Ministry.

The earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, in November which claimed more than 320 lives and demolished thousands of houses only reconfirms that Indonesia, sitting along the Ring of Fire, is highly exposed to risks of natural hazards.

Not only was the Cianjur quake the most tragic natural disaster by far in that region in the previous 12 months, it also shows the country’s weak disaster preparedness and resilience. (more…)

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Many Turkish people who migrated to European countries are worse off than those who stayed at home

Sebnem Eroglu, University of Bristol

Many people migrate to another country to earn a decent income and to attain a better standard of living. But my recent research shows that across all destinations and generations studied, many migrants from Turkey to European countries are financially worse off than those who stayed at home. (more…)

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Autism and Homelessness – Increasing autism awareness and improving access and engagement in homelessness services

By Dr Beth Stone

Autism is disproportionately over-represented in homeless populations. However, little is known about how autistic people experience homelessness and how best to support them. (more…)

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New Research: Exploring the role of adult social workers in supporting parents with learning disabilities

By Beth Tarleton and Gillian MacIntyre

The lives of parents with learning disabilities have been given increasing attention by policy makers and practitioners in recent years and there has been a growing awareness of their particular support needs and the barriers they face in parenting their children. (more…)

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