How has New Zealand's civil service set about improving capability in policy development and implementation. Andrew Kibblewhite, their Head of Policy Profession, explains.
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).
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.
As part of the drive to professionalise policy making, the Civil Service has partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science to run a bespoke Executive Master of Public Policy programme. Jen Mason from Civil Service Learning outlines the thinking behind, and focus of, this programme and its benefits for ambitious civil servants.
How can the UK affect global grain commodity markets when it only produces a fraction of their output? Ian Mitchell, former Deputy Chief Economist at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, explains how his team applied the most innovative …
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.