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Nevena Dragicevic

Since joining Mowat in March 2013, Nevena has contributed to a variety of research projects in areas such poverty reduction, integration of public services, and Ontario’s economic future. Before Mowat, she worked as policy associate at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, and as a non-profit marketing professional at a cultural centre in downtown Toronto. Nevena holds a bilingual Master’s degree in Public Policy and International Affairs from York University.

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April 21, 2016 | Nevena Dragicevic, Sara Ditta

Community Benefits and Social Procurement Policies

A Jurisdictional Review

This report reviews community benefits and social procurement policies from around the world and analyzes the successes and challenges of the varied approaches. More
August 27, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

One of Toronto’s most powerful tools to address poverty is also the most overlooked

Toronto is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the world, yet access to opportunity and good jobs is highly unequal. More
August 24, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

Anchor Institutions

This report looks at the current landscape and economic potential of Anchor strategies in Ontario, and analyzes five key issue areas related to their development in the province. More
May 25, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

Why Canada needs a Federal Economic Agenda for Ontario

This report highlights the main challenges and opportunities Ontario faces in the lead-up to the 2015 federal election. It outlines 32 recommendations across six issues areas that would strengthen Ontario’s economic future. More
May 7, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic, Mark D. Jarvis, Rob Dorling, Kyle Hanniman, Emma Tarswell

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in Canada?

In June 2014 the New York Times’ "Upshot" published a striking map depicting the hardest places to live in America. More
April 22, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

Three more ideas for the federal budget

This year's federal budget introduced a number of targeted tax breaks for families, seniors and small businesses and projects a surplus of $1.6B for the upcoming fiscal year. More
February 4, 2015 | Nevena Dragicevic

Why Canada needs a Federal Economic Agenda for Ontario

In June 2014, the Mowat Centre convened a group of leaders from Ontario’s key industry and sector organizations to talk about what a federal economic agenda for our province might look like (Read the final report, A Federal Economic Agenda in Ontario). More
December 17, 2014 | Sunil Johal, Nevena Dragicevic, Noah Zon

Merry Nudgemas!

Use science to get what you really want this holiday season.
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October 29, 2014 | Nevena Dragicevic

Mowat Centre’s Trick-or-Treat Index

The average 8-year old probably spends little time thinking about urban form or neighbourhood planning. But come October 31st, the night kids turn into candy-crazed zombies and superheroes, children across Toronto will gravitate to neighbourhoods that possess the magic mix of density, walkability and housing stock to yield maximum candy returns. More
August 28, 2014 | Anne White, Nevena Dragicevic, Thomas Granofsky

What Works?

Proven approaches to alleviating poverty
This report examines poverty reduction initiatives that are generating promising results around the world, with a focus on innovations in poverty measurement, programs and supportive infrastructure. More
July 29, 2014 | Nevena Dragicevic

How Ontario lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs (and why most aren’t coming back)

Automation, globalization, exchange rates, and low productivity help explain why manufacturing employment has dropped from 15.8% to 10.3% of Ontario's workforce.
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February 10, 2014 | Noah Zon, Nevena Dragicevic

A New Foundation

A Backgrounder for the Housing Action Lab on the Future of Housing in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
This paper provides context and background on housing in the GTHA to help build a shared understanding of core elements, threats, and assumptions. It was prepared for Evergreen’s Housing Lab. More
November 5, 2013 | Nevena Dragicevic, Noah Zon, Jennifer Gold, Sunil Johal

Future State 2030

The global megatrends shaping governments
This report outlines global megatrends facing world governments between today and 2030, and highlights necessary transformative changes and appropriate strategies required for successfully responding to these megatrends. More
October 16, 2013 | Jennifer Gold, Nevena Dragicevic

The Integration Imperative

Reshaping the Delivery of Human and Social Services
This report profiles the kinds of services integration initiatives being rolled out by governments and identifies key international trends in the future trajectory of services integration. More