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Open these: links for open policy makers (week 31)

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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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Susy from DH on the findings of their digital consultation review.

The Whitehall reform think tank GovernUp published six discussion papers on the future of government this week to accompany  their first conference.

An older but good paper (HT Stefan) by Alex Stevens on some 2009 ethnographic research with civil servants on evidence-based policy making.

Annette Boaz, editor of the Evidence & Policy journal, celebrates its tenth birthday.

The open policy process on data sharing from Cabinet Office and Involve has published conclusions (thanks @HetanShar!)

The Guardian's Workflow team on designing and developing their new product to manage the digital content production process.

Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust on public engagement and research (video, HT @Roland_Jackson)



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  1. Comment by Simon Jessop posted on


    Thanks for the collection of articles they are always good for working the grey matter and making you think, or rethink, about issues facing the civil service and government.

    I'm currently a strategist within the civil service and was wondering if any thought had been given to constructing "Open Strategies" (acknowledging that sometimes the difference between policy and strategy can be paper thin)?


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