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Policy Lab is bringing new policy techniques to the departments across the civil service, helping design services around people’s experience, using data analytics and new digital tools.

Tools for climate policy: 2) systems mapping

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This is the second blog in a short series on methods that Policy Lab has experimented with in the context of addressing climate change. It focuses on systems mapping as featured in a collaboration between Policy Lab, UCL and stakeholders in the UK’s industry and building sectors.

Tools for climate policy: 1) co-design in parallel to COP26

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Photo of Policy Lab team preparing for their workshop at the Design Council's Design for Planet conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee.

We are sharing a short blog series on different methodologies that Policy Lab has experimented with in the context of action to address climate change. This, the first blog, describes a policy co-design process we ran last month at the Design Council’s Design for Planet conference coinciding with COP26.

Crowdsourcing policy: how can collective intelligence improve policymaking?

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Improving outcomes through diversity of thought and experience

Today we launch a new Collective Intelligence Lab (CILab), a collaboration with the Policy Profession which has the potential to transform how policy is made. The CILab will be hosted by Policy Lab and sit alongside our other innovative approaches …

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.