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How good are we?

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The Civil Service is committed to developing transparent and accountable indicators

In the Civil Service we are constantly trying to improve our performance and the services that we offer to the public. We often use data or research to help measure and improve our own team's or our Department’s performance, but how would we go about measuring the performance of the Civil Service as a whole? The Analysis & Insight team in the Cabinet Office have been exploring this question.

Partnering with business to ‘Make Things do Stuff’

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ng people learning about digital technology at the launch of the Make Things Do Stuff campaign

Effective collaboration between the Partnerships Team and a range of digital organisations gave over 150,000 young people the chance to learn important digital skills through the ‘Make Things Do Stuff’ project. Tim Scott, Head of Sector, Technology, Telecoms and Media in the Partnerships Team, explains how collaboration with business can add value to government initiatives.

Making things happen at the Implementation Unit

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Thinking good thoughts isn’t enough. Chris Mullin, Deputy Director, Cabinet Office’s Implementation Unit, describes how he and his colleagues are working with departments to get things done. In the spring of 2012, implementation was hailed, depending on where people were …

Open data

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Open data will help reform public services, as well as improve accountability and generate economic growth. The Civil Service can reap the benefits if it learns quickly, says Paul Maltby, Director of Open Data and Government Innovation at the Cabinet …