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Skills, tools and techniques

There are a multitude of skills, tools and techniques you can use to implement open and better policy making. We're always looking for new and innovative ways to design better policy - here's where you can find out all the latest on tools to help you deliver better, more open policy.

Seeing it, feeling it, video-conferencing it: what policy can learn from participatory art and design in a time of social distancing

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This is an image of workshop participants looking at a wall of crowd-sourced photos at a Policy Lab event on street design at the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation in 2019.

We reflect on presenting information in ways which access different senses, how we might adapt this during a time of social distancing, how we can use this to radically innovate our practice in the future and ask: how are you doing it?

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.