A little less 'policy', a little more 'lab'. We'll be quieter than usual for five weeks, here's why.
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.
Meetings are a great way to bring people in, build consensus and seek challenge. But have we thought deeply enough about why we are having these meetings?
Open Justice is a very well established principle within our justice system, however new digital tools and approaches are creating new opportunities and potential challenges which necessitate significant rethinking on how open justice is delivered.
This is the second half of a two-part Lab Long Read on a recent collaborative project between Policy Lab and the Department for Transport (DfT) on the policy consultation process. The blog series is for those with a curiosity for how the policy consultation process works and are interested in new ways of analysing consultations.
This blog series is for those with a curiosity for how the policy consultation process works and are interested in new ways of analysing consultations.
Throughout my civil service career to date, I’ve often wondered why we don’t do more to listen to everyday experience. So I was intrigued to see a government team doing just this.
In the context of this tech innovation, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s new MARLab commissioned our team to help them understand how to safely encourage industry to develop autonomous ships in the UK.
We are lucky to have such a vibrant global community in government innovation. Every day we learn of new Public Sector Innovation Labs (#psilabs) and different ways to tackle complex policy challenges.
Last year the Geospatial Commission launched a Call for Evidence to inform the development of the National Geospatial Strategy. Policy Lab worked with the Commission to support an open discussion of the evidence with the policy team and their Partner Bodies.
This year Policy Lab has been working on a project with the United Nations (UN) to bring the voices of people in a geographically distributed organisation into early stage policy design and development. We wanted to share some of what …