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.
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.
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
Design thinking has becoming an increasingly popular concept with policy makers. But what does it mean? Put simply, it means stepping into the shoes of the user, seeing the world and experiencing it from their point of view. If we …