Pivotal

A new future–facing public policy forum, independent of government and unaligned with any political party. Working with our partners, including colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, Pivotal’s focus is on evidence–based ideas and policies to improve our society, economy and public services.

We launched on 25 September 2019. We are an organisation in development. This website will grow as we do further work, and take on more people. We will post key developments here and on Twitter.

Meanwhile you can read the press release announcing our launch here, and see our launch flyer here.

The rationale for a new think tank, based on experience of public policy under devolution, was outlined in a blog here, and a full report here.

We look forward to establishing schemes of corporate and individual membership. Please check back here and on Twitter.

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Inform

We inform public debate by producing research and analysis on the big issues facing our society now and in the future.

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Enable

We enable people to engage in debate by helping everyone understand how our systems of government work and how public policy is developed and decided.

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Convene

We bring together people from different backgrounds and sectors to listen to each other’s perspectives and insights, generate fresh ideas and discuss solutions.