Economy

NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment (CEE) programme is a think-tank, set up to help the sector become better informed about economic issues and take part more effectively in economic policy debates. We carry out research, and run training courses and masterclasses on a wide range of currrent economic issues.

Big Ideas - A Festival of Economics the programme so far...

29 Jul 2016Lisa McElherron Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The countdown is on to Big Ideas - A festival of Economics. With two weeks to go the list of speakers and topics is looking pretty impressive.

Do you have a Big Idea?

25 Jul 2016Shauna O'Neill Policy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPolicy, Economy

NICVA's 'Big Ideas: Festival of Economics' will bring together key note speakers, panels, workshops and conversations to spark debate about the big ideas that could transform our economy. And we want you to be part of it.

The Fiscal Implications of an Older Population in Northern Ireland

24 Nov 2015Michael McGilligan Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy, Public Expenditure

This research aims to identify the fiscal impact of the changing age profile of Northern Ireland.

Coming Soon- State of the Sector VII Online Survey

10 Sep 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Economy, Training

NICVA is undertaking its next research in to the State of the Sector. This online survey, NICVA’s 7th in this area, will go live in October and we need to hear from you. 

From Austerity to Inequality

24 Jun 2015Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

There is much talk of 'austerity'. But what does it really mean?

Invitation to Tender: Economic Inequality

3 Jun 2015Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The Centre for Economic Empowerment is commissioning research on economic inequality. 

Fostering Innovation Through Public Procurement

19 Mar 2015Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy, Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery

This report examines how public procurement in Northern Ireland can better encourage innovation – the creation of new processes, products, ideas and services.

The Need for a Strategic Approach to Taxation

6 Mar 2015Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy, Public Expenditure, Public Sector Reform, Public Service Delivery

In the first of three articles on taxes and their role in public policy, we consider the need for the Northern Ireland Executive to review the local system of taxation.

Northern Ireland and the European Investment Bank

5 Feb 2015Guest Author Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) was established in 1958 with a remit to finance investment projects which contribute to EU policy objectives. 

Heenan Anderson Commission Consultation

20 Jan 2015Elizabeth Hendron PolicyPublic Service Delivery, Welfare Reform, Adult Learning, Economy

The Heenan-Anderson Commission has been set up to look at the causes of the current levels of economic marginalization and deprivation in Northern Ireland.