Tom Gelderd, one of the officials who advised on the creation of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, looks at why it’s needed, how it has evolved and the challenges it has faced in the months leading up to its publication.
Alex Aiken, Executive Director, Government Communications, reflects on the success of Civil Service Live and the purpose and benefit of collective learning.
Welcome to issue 14 of Civil Service Quarterly, which takes as its theme 'Economics in government'. We open with a feature from Treasury economists Henry Shennan and Dominic Muir, who use a series of charts to illustrate the UK productivity challenge.
Treasury economists Henry Shennan and Dominic Muir use a series of annotated charts to illustrate the scale of the UK’s productivity challenge.
A personal view on the use of data in government from Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive of social purpose company the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).
We asked Home Office data scientist Aimee Murphy what attracted her to the Civil Service and how she is using and developing her skills.
We asked Charlie Boundy, Head of Data Science at the Department for Work & Pensions, about the uses of data and what it’s like to be a government data scientist.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, and colleagues Nicole Redhead and Tracy Parker from the Department of Health describe how the UK has worked at home and abroad to galvanise coordinated action against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Andrew Goodman, Programme Director for Home Office Digital, looks at how the department is using data analytics to make people’s lives better.
Michel Blancard, a data scientist at the French Government’s Etalab, describes a data-led approach to expanding the use of solar power in France by creating a national register of suitable properties.