Public support

Explore ways of building long-term public support for development using a new narrative approach

This workspace is for people who are interested in looking at the big picture of what drives public attention on, and engagement with, international development.

The discussion about building wider public support for development isn’t new. But the public debate on global development has become increasingly negative and broken. Public support is vital for increasing pressure on governments and the private sector to enact change, to create stronger civil society organisations, and to sustain lifestyle changes that halt excessive consumption.

Can the public conversation be changed to foster a more positive understanding of the issues? This is a workspace to explore a new narrative approach and support communications to build long-term public support for development, equality and climate change.

We encourage you to use this space to:

  • Stay up to date with the latest research
  • Share your knowledge
  • Showcase and celebrate your examples of best practice
  • Access information about upcoming events and opportunities

A list of key documents can be found here