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.
Richard Banks, Head of the Policy Profession Support Unit, and Helen Anderson, Government Equalities Office, consider how the Civil Service can use knowledge-sharing to help policy professionals learn and develop.
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.
Cat Drew, a former Senior Policy Designer at Cabinet Office’s Policy Lab, describes how the lab has applied new data methods to help people manage health conditions and remain in work.