Shevaun Haviland, Deputy Director of the Government’s Business Partnerships Team, explains how building long-term partnerships between business and government can help us to tackle the UK’s biggest social and economic challenges, and create a fairer, more inclusive, society.
Della McVay, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Public Policy programme, describes her experience of taking the course and what it has taught her.
Sir Chris Wormald introduces the 21st edition of Civil Service Quarterly. The lead item is a new interview with Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Mark Sedwill, while other articles focus on subjects ranging from the National Security Council, a decade after its creation, to how UK Research and Innovation is changing the way research is funded.
A decade since the UK Government's Behavioural Insights Team became the first in the world dedicated to applying behavioural science to public policy, BIT CEO David Halpern identifies the policy ‘unicorns’ – the successful ‘nudges’ prompted by behavioural insights.
Dr Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, challenges policy-makers not to forget the contribution that scientists and scientific evidence can make to solving policy problems.
How has New Zealand's civil service set about improving capability in policy development and implementation. Andrew Kibblewhite, their Head of Policy Profession, explains.
In the CSQ Interview, Andrea Siodmok describes the work of the Cabinet-Office-based Policy Lab, and its ambition to give cutting-edge support to the 17,000 policy-makers in government.
Tony Meggs, Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, suggests how we can avoid the pitfalls and improve the probability of successful delivery of government policy.
Dr Jen Gold, Head of the What Works Team, sees growing opportunities for policy-makers to generate more of their own evidence of what works.
A new initiative for generating fresh policy ideas at the Department for Transport.