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Thought Pieces

We ask people from across the public sector and design industries to expand the concept of Open Policy Making and ask the questions that no one else will. These blogs look to the future and make you think.

What do civil servants need to learn about user-centred design?

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User-centred design is increasingly on the agenda of government and Civil Service Learning is gearing up to deliver learning on user-centred design next year. Read about how they're using the Policy Lab to help design the course.

How can we build a council of state that facilitates innovation?

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Challenges and problems faced by our society cross all boundaries – attitudinal, professional and especially administrative. Matters under ministerial preparation today are becoming increasingly complex and interwoven.  At the same time it has long been recognized, at least in Finland, …

The time is ripe for evidence-based child policy in the UK

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Nov. 20th marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This Convention is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. This unprecedented acceptance of the UNCRC clearly …