How can we find and develop ideas that are truly different to the status quo? It’s a question that many policymakers ask themselves, either to seek new ways to improve policy outcomes or to plan for the unexpected. Typically, we …
With the recent publication of the Government’s Digital Inclusion Strategy, the DCLG Local Digital Campaign hosted a special workshop bringing together cross-government policy makers, practitioners and partners to examine the lessons and opportunities arising from digital inclusion pilot projects.
At last week's Open Policy Making Sprint event, we presented some early work we are doing on data science in government.
Find out what happened at our latest Open Policy Making event, co-hosted with the Government Digital Service. You can read more about what Open Policy Making is and what it looks like in practice on our new blog: https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/
Today we are delighted to be co-hosting an event with colleagues from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to discuss Open Policy Making (OPM) and the importance of digital techniques to the policy process.
DFID’s Innovation Hub team were faced with a challenge. They wanted to get ideas on poverty-related challenges from a broader range of people and understand those challenges from the perspective of the very people who were most affected by them. …
The neighbourhood planning project is about the people who live in those neighbourhoods being in charge of the planning process. That means they decide where new developments should go and what they should look like. The Department for Communities and …
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.
The Climate Change Act of 2008 committed the UK to cutting as much as 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). The Department of Energy and Climate Change was tasked with looking at how the country should make the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Government believes that deregulation is central to economic growth. Whitehall has used regulation to achieve policy outcomes, so deregulating signalled an ambitious change of approach.
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.