Policy Lab

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.

Policy Lab brings policy folk together to explore potential professional accreditation

Chartered surveyors have their chartership, lawyers and engineers have their skills widely recognised. What if there was equivalent professional recognition for policy officials? It’s an interesting question – read on to find out the results of a ‘Lab Light’ workshop …

Open ideas days: the products

Post-its with ideas are stuck onto a flipchart paper on the wall, reading 'what if?'

A few weeks ago, we told you about the Open Ideas Days that Policy Lab was planning to support the Deputy Prime Minister’s Northern Futures project. They took place on October 16th: check out a moment-by-moment account here and a …

Welcome to the Policy Lab

Dr Andrea Siodmok

At a recent meeting with Ben Terrett (Director of Design at the Government Digital Service) I was reminded of the importance of sharing ideas. ‘You’ve got to blog,’ he said, so here is the Policy Lab’s first post. It also coincides with Nesta’s i-teams report, which is sharing best practice from around the world as part of a growing community of innovation teams bringing new approaches to Government. We’ve received a lot of interest already from around the world to share our thinking and we also welcome others getting in touch.