Government Office for Science (United Kingdom)

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Introduction to systems thinking for civil servants: driving improved outcomes in complex situations

The Government Office for Science (UK), in collaboration with the Policy Profession, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Systems Thinking Interest Group, has produced this suite of documents to promote and embed systems thinking across the civil service.

Realising our ambition through science: a review of Government Science Capability

This report assesses the UK government’s current science and engineering capabilities and recommends how best to use these to meet future challenges.

The government chief scientific adviser’s guidelines on the use of scientific and engineering advice in policy making

Climate change, security, pressures on the supply of energy, food and water, health and migration pose unprecedented and inter-connected challenges to the world. Science and engineering are central to identifying, understanding and addressing these challenges. In fact it is difficult to think of a policy...