One strand of the Open Policy Making agenda is about using a broader range of evidence to inform policy. For example the What Works centres were set up to enable policy officials to access research and make use of it …
Dr Lucy Kimbell
Lucy is the Arts and Humanities Research Council research fellow embedded in the Cabinet Office Policy Lab. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton and Associate Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford. You can find her on Twitter @lixindex.
Four years after the Government Digital Service was established and 18 months after Policy Lab was set up, design is growing ever more visible in the work of civil servants. Should all policy makers actually be policy designers?
Increasingly on the agenda of policymakers is a need to understand the needs, capacities and perspectives of citizens, service users, beneficiaries and front line staff so that policies are fit for purpose and deliverable and public services are better designed.
A room full of people making Play-Doh shapes of ducks and monkeys might not seem an obvious way to start a conversation about prototyping in government. But opening the Open Policy 2015 prototyping workshop this way allowed the speaker, Andrea …
Set up in April 2014, Policy Lab brings new tools and techniques, new insights and practical experimentation to policy-making. This second demonstrator project has over the past two months resulted in learning about how policy professionals can work in a …
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