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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.

“Check you out!” - working with young people to improve chlamydia testing rates

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NHS Birmingham East and North commissioned Uscreates in 2010 to develop and pilot a programme to increase awareness and rates of Chlamydia testing among this age group in Birmingham. At this time, one in ten of 15 to 24 year olds in the UK were infected with Chlamydia.

Working together for better information security in nuclear technology

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Preventing terrorist groups from developing the capability to create and use weapons containing nuclear material is vital to global security.  Prevention is not just about securing the physical nuclear material – information about its storage and transportation as well as …

Tackling animal diseases in the developing world together

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Between 500 and 900 million people living in rural areas of developing countries depend on livestock for food security, nutrition, and transportation. In Africa, up to 50% of cash income is derived from livestock. However approximately 25% of livestock in developing countries die annually from preventable/treatable animal diseases, causing annual losses to national economies ranging from £10million-150million/year.