Welcome to issue 13 of Civil Service Quarterly, which takes as its theme 'data in government'. We open with a feature from John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary, on how government is changing to exploit the vast potential of data.
The first small group to bring data science skills into government was formed with a clear imperative: to build a community of practical knowledge within government so that it had sufficient skills to begin a process of transformational change. There …
John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary, describes how government is changing to exploit the vast potential of data for making better policy and better services.
Welcome to Issue 12 of Civil Service Quarterly. We open this edition with a feature from Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, on how the Civil Service is rising to the challenge of Brexit.
Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, writes about the Civil Service’s response to the outcome of the EU referendum; how it is drawing on its core values, adapting old ways of working and developing new ones at speed to meet the unprecedented demands of Brexit.
Sarah Healey, Director-General, Department for Exiting the European Union, describes the role of the new department and how it has been created from a standing start.
Permanent Secretary Sir Martin Donnelly looks at some of the early challenges – and opportunities – of creating the new Department for International Trade.
Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, looks at the implications of the EU referendum result for her department and how it is responding.
Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, summarises his department’s role in the post-referendum world.
Bryony Mathew, Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy, Phnom Penh, 2013-16, describes how she spotted an opportunity for the embassy to get involved in promoting STEM education while supporting UK expertise.
Anna Edwards of the Government Actuary’s Department considers insurance as a cost-effective solution to tackling poverty in developing countries and what can be achieved.