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People across the civil service, public and private sectors are delivering and working using Open Policy Making tools, techniques and design thinking. Here can read about their learnings and findings in the field.

An independent review of children's social care: Appreciating the wider family context

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For the independent review of children’s social care, we were asked to scratch beneath the surface, by looking at wider family contexts, to understand the impact of the system on the families who navigate it.

Introducing a 'Government as a System' toolkit

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This is the framework for Policy Lab's new Government as a System toolkit.

In late February I tested Policy Lab’s new ‘Government as a System’ toolkit at the UK Policy Profession’s annual Policy Excellence Group.  It was our first opportunity to expose Policy Lab’s latest tool for systems change with some of the most senior UK policy officials. 

Parents, partnerships and why platforms aren't just digital

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Platforms through partnerships I’ve been thinking recently about what we can learn from Government Digital Service’s organising principle of ‘Government as a Platform’.  This is the idea of shared digital systems or an open platform, first coined by Tim O’Reilly …