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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 18)

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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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Next week OPM will mainly be... running our Northern Futures Open Ideas Days! We're looking forward to seeing everyone in eight cities across the north of England, but don't forget you can join in at home - follow #northernfutures and submit your ideas.


Three particularly great GOV.UK blogs this week:

Amy Wagner, MoJ, on agile for non-digital projects.

Stephen Hale, DH, on digital and change.

Eliot Fineberg, GDS, on the challenges and victories of the civil claims digital exemplar.


A new Involve report by Caroline Johnson on successful public engagements and official and stakeholder commitment.

The AHRC 'mapping social design' research project has reported: what role can designers play in reforming society?

Matt Kingdon is interviewed on how to innovate in large organisations.

Christina Boswell on the balance between research with academic rigour and policy utility.

Kathryn Oliver and colleagues publish an analysis of the literature on evidence-based policy research.

Tim Lloyd on creating personas for social media projects.

The Guardian reports in how Parisians are responding to a participatory budgeting project.



Tweets of the week


Join in a Twitter chat this Sunday on open policy making, 6pm (BST)


Lots of great tweets this week from the Service Design Global Conference (#SDGC14) - some of our favourites below!



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