What is the place of ‘Digital’ in Open Policy Making?

Digital tools are often mentioned as key to opening up policy making.  After all, they provide policy makers with powerful new ways of connecting with the people they serve.  But, as Simon Burall, Director of Involve, made clear to the Public Administration Select Committee, putting information on the internet won’t necessarily lead to greater engagement […]

5/20? Depth options for consultations

I like this consultation by the Italian government, on constitutional reform. It’s a technical issue, so they’ve provided two options – a five minute questionnaire, and a twenty minute one. The five minute questionnaire says: “You don’t need to be an expert to respond, but we recommend you read the glossary of terms” The twenty […]

Under the surface of a public consultation part 5 (from @opmblog)

In this the final of a five part series from the OPM blog investigating how Dialogue by Design, (part of the OPM Group), consult and report on contentious subjects, paying special attention to a recent consultation DbyD conducted on behalf of the HFEA, we’re reflecting on the publication of the report. Last week the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority […]

Under the surface of a public consultation: Part 2 – planning and design (from @opmnetwork)

This is the second in a 5-part series from Dialogue by Design (part of the OPM Group), showing how they consult and report on contentious subjects, in this case a recent consultation conducted on behalf of the HFEA. As we heard last time, for the past year Dialogue by Design, part of the OPM Group, has been delivering […]

Dialogue by Design: Behind a public consultation (part one)

This post is by Emma Blythe from OPM, and is the first in a 5-part series from Dialogue by Design (part of the OPM Group), showing how they consult and report on contentious subjects, in this case a recent consultation conducted on behalf of the HFEA. As an independent, socially-focused organisation, the OPM Group is […]

YouTube, Budget Consultations, and how a great blogger made it better still

This post by Helen Reynolds originally appeared on the Digital Monmouthshire Blog. It started back in 2010 – our Cabinet Member for Finance, Phil Murphy, was keen to get more people engaged with proposals we were making to change our budget for the following year.  We decided it might be worth filming him talking about […]