New Economics Foundation (NEF)


NEF (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. They promote innovative solutions to the major economic, environmental and social challenges of today, and aren’t afraid to challenge mainstream thinking. They combine rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical solutions on the ground; often run and designed with the help of local people. They work with all sections of society in the UK and internationally – civil society, government, individuals, businesses and academia – to create more understanding and strategies for change.

NEF is fully independent of any political party and effect social change through the power of  ideas, the strength of  research, and campaigning with others to take practical action.

Since its originins in the 1980s, NEF has researched, promoted and helped in the implementation of a variety of community currencies, including LETS, timebanks and Sterling backed local currencies.

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