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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.

How we’re helping share ideas on northern growth

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A man is sitting at a table, concentrating on writing on post-it notes that are lined up by colour. On a table behind him a group of people are listening to a speaker. There is a box of lego on the table.

Northern Futures is a project close to the Deputy Prime Minister’s heart. He announced it in August: an open call for people with great ideas about how we can make northern cities into vibrant, innovative hubs to stoke growth across the whole …

Using design principles to imagine a different future for Southwark

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Faced with a large budget cut, Southwark Council chose a radical open approach to decide what to prioritise and how to run its services. The team started by trying to get a better idea what local residents wanted, as well as what was and was not working.