Social Metrics Commission

The Commission is dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand poverty and tackle it more effectively


The Social Metrics Commission is an independent Commission on poverty in the UK, hosted by the Legatum Institute and chaired by CEO Philippa Stroud, working to develop a new approach to poverty measurement that reflects the nature and experiences of poverty individuals and families across the UK face.

Its goal is to create broad, long-term political support that ensures the Government and others reduce the number of people in poverty with effective policy interventions and improve the outcomes of the millions of people who experience poverty.

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Programme lead

Baroness Philippa Stroud

Chief Executive Officer

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