Roundup: Sir Jeremy Heywood and open data | Public Leaders Network

The Guardian’s Public Leaders Network carried an interesting Q&A with a panel including Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood on the implications of open data in government for, amongst other things, more open policymaking: How will open data influence policy making? Alongside the drive to open up data across government we are also – as part of […]

Involve submits evidence to PASC inquiry

Simon Burall from Involve is in front of the Public Administration Select Committee tomorrow, along with Professor Nigel Shadbolt of Southampton University and Mike Bracken of the Government Digital Service talking about public engagement with policymaking. You can follow the session live from 9.30am This second evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into public engagement […]

Playing games to open up policymaking

It’s all very well agreeing that policymaking should be open, but translating that commitment into real change involves at a least a few difficult, practical steps: there needs to be some leadership and HR support for individuals who want to try new approaches online, which is where Sir Bob Kerslake and the GDS guidance on […]