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Alliance's marathon manifesto
At more than 37,000 words and 88 pages the Alliance Manifesto is by far the longest to be published to date.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.
The importance and ethics of fund raising
Recent controversies have underlined how important it is to raise funds ethically. Scope asks Jayne Murray, head of the British Heart Foundation in Northern Ireland how it should be done.
SDLP embraces integrated education
Scope picks through the SDLP manifesto which contains a few surprises
How to solve the homeless crisis
Kerry Anthony, chief executive of Depaul analyses the homeless crisis and poses a solution
Analysis of DUP Manifesto
There’s rarely any policy debate during Elections in Northern Ireland. Scope dissects the party manifestos, to see what else they stand for, starting with the DUP.
Brexit and Northern Ireland
The European referendum campaign has got off to an entertaining start, but rarely has any debate shed such little light on the real issues.
Welfare sanctions in NI: the facts
Adam Tinson, senior research analyst at the New Policy Institute analyses the growing gap between benefits sanctions in Northern Ireland and GB.
The Future of Doing Good
The Big Lottery Fund has just published a report on the future of charities
English now comes easier to those in need
Bizarre variations in English lessons for asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable immigrants have recently been ironed out by DEL. Scope hears why this is good for all of us.
Democracy and NI: the state we live in
What is the state of democracy in Northern Ireland? Many would give a one-word answer. But to improve the world around us we need engagement, and to embrace of nuance, complexity and the views of others. No-one said it was easy.
Is the third sector losing its way?
Difficult questions were put to those in community and voluntary organisations at an Imagine! Belfast event this week. When does valid criticism end and self-flaggelation begin? Scope has a look.
The changing face of local poverty
The whys and wherefores of being poor in Northern Ireland are changing and could become more difficult to address, according to a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report.