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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 24)

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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.

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Ipsos Mori's new Understanding Society is all about open policy making and includes a star turn from our head, Maria Nyberg, on Northern Futures.

This year's World Development Report from the World Bank is about basing development policy on what we know about how people think and make decisions.

Rebecca McCartney from DCLG reports back from a day on the Design Leadership Programme.

Imran Khan of the British Science Association on why policy making needs to understand public attitudes to antibiotic resistance.

Greg Hoyna from the Scottish Government on how he set up a user research lab - for under £3,500.

Naomi Stanford on simplicity in organisations (thanks @DWPDigital!).

Alistair Stoddart of Demsoc: a digital democracy potentialist.

Nesta's Long and Short magazine tracks the history of the lab revolution.

Simon Burall asks whether we should set up Participation Labs for public engagement.

The Stanford Social Innovation Review on systems leadership.

Joeri van den Steenhoven introduces the report from May's conference on Labs and System Change.

Innovation in the Los Angeles public sector, by Jes Howen McBride (HT @idealane).

The White House is putting together a toolkit for citizen science and crowdsourcing.






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