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Hear from our community researchers for the London Prosperity Board

In this video, three of our community researchers for the London Prosperity Board explain our approach to research, and the difference it makes

One unique thing about the IGP’s approach to research, as demonstrated here, is the use of members of the community in building research. Unlike official surveys, where something external is tasked with gathering information, this approach allows new forms of knowledge production.

Miriam is a local, training to be a social worker – a job that entails working with troubled families in a range of ways. Ivy worked in capacity building and employer training in the neighbourhood. And Akbar helps run a boxing gym which aims to give children from deprived areas a place to focus their energies and stay off the streets. They are just three of our large team of community researchers, reaching deep into the community to gain a better idea of prosperity in the area, and what the barriers to it are.

It’s clear from the video that they are engaged in the particular barriers to prosperity in this area.

Do you think this is a valid way to ‘co-design’ a vision of prosperity?

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