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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 29)

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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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Your main reading this week: new Civil Service Quarterly featuring articles on What Works, destroying chemical weapons in Syria, designing better A&E services, Connecting for Health and more. #csquarterly

Policy Papers is a new website aiming to aggregate policy work from 125 organisations.

William Barker from DCLG blogs for the Public Service Transformation Network on digital government and the info-sphere (via @JosCreese).

Post-UK Govcamp 2015 blogs.

Mindlab on design games to generate new ideas.

This handy infographic from Delib explains Government as a Platform.

The Institute for Government asks what think tanks should be doing to 'publish the evidence base'.

And Ingrid Koehler for LGiU on evidence in local government.

Jo Casebourne from Nesta is interviewed on innovation teams in the US (audio).

Also by Jo: a Nesta report on why motivation matters for public sector innovators.

Matthew Taylor of the RSA on encouraging creativity in organisations to get innovation.

Garrett Heath on a new appearance in boardrooms: the Chief Experience Officer.

Carmen Medina on organisational stability and rebels.

Rachel Neuman on what 'basic digital skills' really means.

Álvaro Ramírez-Alujas on progress of open government and open policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Knowledge Bank has collected together reports and resources on relationships and public policy (HT @weareparticiple).

The 21st Century Public Servant project on the next phases of their work researching the public sector workforce.


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