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We’re better connected – developing a knowledge network within the Civil Service

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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.

Professional value-added volunteering

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Every civil servant now gets five days of special leave a year to volunteer. In this article, Andrea Lee, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Department of Health, shows how government economists and analysts are using their professional skills to volunteer in an impactful way – helping third sector and public sector organisations in need of their particular expertise and experience.

The Policy Tests: transforming policy in the Department for Education

“What’s the point? What’s it got to do with us? Who made me the expert? Is my advice predictable? Will it actually work?” These are questions that policy makers should constantly ask themselves. Last summer the Department for Education (DfE) …