Alberto Cottica has a great blogpost on the flourishing of small innovations – and how, taken together, they are the innovation ground of policymaking. Here’s an extract but read the whole thing: I have become convinced that hackers, activists, DIYers are a real force for development – perhaps the only fresh resource we could conceivably […]
I work at Delib and as part of my role I help governments around the world create and run online policy consultations. The challenges involved vary enormously, although a common thread is a concern about how to manage the analysis of the responses, particularly as a more open approach often encourages more people to respond. […]
We had a great afternoon in London last week. Thanks to our hosts at the ODI, and our sponsors the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Embassy. [View the story “Citizen Finland- Crowdsourcing Legislation” on Storify]
Not one but two chances to see us at the Be Exceptional Civil Service conference at Olympia. Today we’ll be there in the morning talking about Open Policymaking. Tomorrow we’ll be there, also in the morning, doing a session on our new Sciencewise report In the Goldfish Bowl. Come and say hello!
On 28 June, the Open Data Institute, the Democratic Society, the Finnish Embassy and the Finnish Institute will host a talk and roundtable discussion on the latest developments in open policy and participation in Finland. The event will run from 1-5 pm, with a talk and Q&A at 1.00, and roundtable discussion from 2.00 to […]
Between now and tomorrow lunchtime, we’ll be co-hosting the Crossover Project‘s final conference, on Policy Making 2.0, in Dublin – we’ve got some great speakers lined up. Keep an eye out here for a Storify of the event, or follow us live on Twitter as @demsoc or on the hashtag #policy20.
Regular readers of this blog probably need little convincing about the importance of open policymaking and better consultation. This blog is itself a great example of learning-by-doing. And the resources being developed – in particular the frameworks for ideal policy team behaviours and the fledgling matrix should provide a practical toolkit for teams wanting to […]
Lots of talk at the moment about how long is the right length for a consultation. The Cabinet Office, after reducing the minimum period from 12 weeks to 8 weeks in new guidance, found a note on their homework telling them to go back and think about it again. Here’s a story from Estonia – […]
Open Policy making is one of the Government’s big ideas. The Public Administration Select Committee completed an inquiry into it last year, and has now just released its report. This post gives an initial reaction to this. This morning the Public Administration Select Committee released its eagerly (well by me anyway) report (PDF document) following its inquiry into […]
After being elected Prime Minister in 2010 David Cameron committed the UK to having “the most open and transparent government in the world.” Alongside this, the Government’s civil service reform plan published last year promised to “make open policymaking the default”, recognising that Whitehall itself does not have a monopoly on expertise. Here’s a brief – inevitably partial […]