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Tools for climate policy: 1) co-design in parallel to COP26

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Photo of Policy Lab team preparing for their workshop at the Design Council's Design for Planet conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee.

We are sharing a short blog series on different methodologies that Policy Lab has experimented with in the context of action to address climate change. This, the first blog, describes a policy co-design process we ran last month at the Design Council’s Design for Planet conference coinciding with COP26.

Prototyping an online crime reporting service: a Policy Lab success story

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Last week the Home Secretary announced that Surrey and Sussex would trial a prototype online crime reporting service which could save around £3.7 million if it is offered nationally on This was one of the ideas developed as part …

Open policy making in action: Empowering divorcing couples and separating families to create sustainable solutions

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A sandwich board is set up on the floor with a paper sign on it saying 'hello' and pointing people into the workshop room.

Set up in April 2014, Policy Lab brings new tools and techniques, new insights and practical experimentation to policy-making. This second demonstrator project has over the past two months resulted in learning about how policy professionals can work in a …