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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 8)

Welcome to Open these, a regular post dedicated to the blogs, reports and discussions from the week we think open policy practitioners will enjoy. Leave the authors a comment or join the conversation on Twitter! #openpolicy

 

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Sonia Bussu looks at the concept of co-production. And at how academics can make themselves more relevant to policy making.

NHS staff report on their experiences visiting frontline services.

Professor Albert Weale explores the possibilities for opening up decision-making on complex subjects.

What do we mean by 'digital'? Matt Jules here and DWP here.

Meanwhile, Nick Halliday wonders whether digital transformation exists?

Jessica Day reports on a crowdsourcing exercise from Finland.

Sandy Speicher on design thinking in education.

Laurenellen McCann on what to do if you're thinking of running a hackathon.

Dave Briggs' presentation on creating agile, digitally enabled organisations.

Ken Perlman on the value of 'mythbuster' employees - the ones who keep you asking 'why' and 'what if?'

An oldie but goody (hat-tip @timlloyd) - how the Environment Agency uses social media for quicker comms and warnings.

The Guardian reports on plans to co-design Peckham's station redevelopment after a traditional consultation failed.

Participle's relational welfare series excerpts an essay by David Robinson on designing trust and kindness into children's services.

Thomas Stephen: what can we learn from project-based learning in US schools?

Maya Shankar, head of the new US Social and Behavioural Sciences team, talks about their work (featuring special guest David Halpern of the UK's Behavioural Insights Team).

 

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