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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 14)

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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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An interesting blog post (courtesy of @itnldogooder - thanks!) from colleagues at the UNDP on how to take more agile and iterative approaches without being stifled by potential institutional bureaucracies.

Cabinet Secretary and now Head of Civil Service, Jeremy Heywood, launches a new blog aimed at civil service leaders and open for all to see.

Nesta and The Observer have teamed up for a second year to list the top 50 social entrepreneurs who are "changing Britain for the better".

Fascinating blog post from the BBC (via @innovandiamo - thank you!) on how they use design sprints to shape their work.

Ben Proctor (@likeaword) shares 4 reasons for and against creating a local government digital service.

The Behavioural Insights Team have been busily blogging about their latest projects from their analysis of mobile phone thefts to a 2 year project they have begun in Australia on tackling obesity.

Our friends at Scienwise published a report and hosted a webinar on the best of Sciencewise - a review of the things they have learnt about engaging the public on policy issues.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is after your views to shape their science and innovation strategy and the Cabinet Office want proposals on creating an economic hub in the North of England.  Follow the links to have your say.

Nominations for the United Nations Public Service Award are now open - you can read more and submit your application here and Making All Voices Count have launched the 2015 Global Innovation Competition.

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