How do you talk about the problems you are facing in making policy without running the risk that what you say will be used against you?
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.
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 …
In the first of a three-part video series Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, shares his reflections on Open Policy Making and why it matters.
Rachel, senior policy adviser on the OPM team, kicks off her blogging experience here with a post on what openness has come to mean to her - and what we mean by openness.
At last week's Open Policy Making Sprint event, we presented some early work we are doing on data science in government.
In an example of Open Policy Making on a huge scale, almost 2 million people across 194 countries have been involved in defining the United Nation's (UN) Millennium Development Goals.
On 24 January 70 Heads of Policy Profession and Digital Leaders met to share practical examples and experiences of Open Policy Making and to learn about some of the tools and techniques that can support an open approach to the policy process.
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.
Using digital tools to listen to customers can help you achieve a much richer picture of what they want and need. At least that's what the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills' (BIS) Focus on Enforcement team found when they wanted a …
Ministers and officials at the Department for Work and Pensions were looking for new ways to tackle youth unemployment. Despite receiving a lot of attention in recent years, youth unemployment continued to present a challenge