Examples and findings

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.

Stopping smoking through payment by results

Smoking rates in England have fallen very little since 2007. Cancer Research UK reports that smoking kills more people than road accidents, overdoses, murder, suicides and HIV combined – by a factor of five. Smoking is also a major contributor to health inequalities – accounting for around half of the excess risk of premature deaths between the highest and lowest socio-economic groups.