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Matthew Elliott says farewell to the Legatum Institute

Friday, 11 May 2018

When Philippa Stroud offered me a position as a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute at the beginning of 2017, I had just finished the close down of Vote Leave. We had finalised the accounts, cleared out the campaign HQ and I was wondering what to do next.

How do you follow one of the most historic events of recent years?

What I wanted to do was to take stock of what had happened, and understand the wider international context to the Brexit vote. And Philippa was kind enough to give me a warm space and a friendly home to research, write and speak about the political change Britain and the world was experiencing.

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Philippa Stroud and Matthew Elliott set out a theory to deliver transformational change

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Addressing the challenges confronting our generation will take visionary thinking and commitment. But more importantly, it will require us to build a movement of people dedicated to improving our societies.

Our CEO Philippa Stroud and Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott delivered a lecture examining how we can construct a Theory of Change. They shared their personal stories and the principles and lessons they’ve learnt delivering major change and reform to the UK. Drawing upon this experience as well as historic campaigns such as Wilberforce’s efforts to abolish slavery and the Anti-Corn Law League, Matthew and Philippa set out the five steps to successfully effect transformational change:

  1. Articulating the problem
  2. Finding the solution
  3. Building a coalition of support
  4. Persuading the decision makers
  5. Implementing the solution

They concluded with a look into the Institute’s new research programme, which seeks to address the major challenges of our generation and to shape the values, ideas and policies, which will transform society and see all people prosper, creating the pathways from poverty to prosperity.

Listen to the lecture here.