Ratio explores how social connection shapes health and development, using that learning to design better ways of living.

R Talks

Every fortnight R-Talks invites citizens, scientists and innovators to reflect on the role of relationships in health and development.

Relational Social Policy
Relational Social Policy
A New Kind of Village
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Writing

We prepare learning reports with our partners; periodically summarise what we see as the state of play; and offer provocations on how to take the work forward.

Three Eras Ireland

Three Eras Ireland

We are emerging into a third era of social policy, one defined by relationships, trust and rigour. But what does that mean in practice? In Ireland, all three eras are charted, a story of potential realised, and potential still to be tapped.
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Child Protection as Public Health

Child Protection as Public Health

Child protection is a one case at a time business. Public health is about populations. This provocation explores what a public health approach to child protection might mean. Putting children in charge of design. Using contagion to spread better conflict resolution in families.
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Prospectus

We start with a question. How does social connection influence health and development? We anticipate that answers will weigh heavily on the formation of social policy. The Prospectus sets out Ratio’s initial plan for a decade of inquiry.

Ratio A Prospectus

We Learn

Ratio works alongside innovators. We learn about the innovation together. We then draw out generalisable knowledge that may assist others.