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Regulators risk being captive to incumbent models of regulation that served the public reasonably well in the past but are no longer fit-for-purpose. This article discusses the Alberta Energy Regulator's strategic vision to instead be recognised as a best-in-class regulatory institution.
Human Learning Systems is a radically new way of doing public management - the task of resourcing and organising public service. This book pulls together insights from nearly fifty case studies from across the world, from organisations that are doing public management differently, using the...
This paper presents the OECD Framework for Digital Talent and Skills in the Public Sector, which highlights the need to create the right working environment, secure the right skills, and evolve the right workforce to support a progression from e-government to digital government.
This paper examines the skills that the civil service has and those it needs to meet the demands of government in the coming years. It considers how the civil service workforce is managed, and reviews progress made in recent years.
Evidence-based policy (EBP) is a discourse or set of methods which informs the policy process, rather than aiming to directly affect the eventual goals of the policy. This paper puts forward a number of approaches which will help to promote EBP.
Based on 20 mission-oriented innovation policies (MOIP) initiative case studies and 4 MOIP country case studies, this report systemically formalise and categorise mission-oriented practices and patterns along the three dimensions of strategic orientation, policy co-ordination and policy implementation.
This paper argues that universities have done a fantastic job of investing in health and medical research that has delivered new products and services in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. It has placed Australia in a good position to confront the current coronavirus-related health crisis...
This study explores the concept of dynamic capabilities in the public sector. Using the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) as a case study, the authors demonstrate how such capabilities form and how they evolve over time.
New and emerging technologies will change government in a wide range of ways. This report assesses the state of this transformation in the UK, what it means for the government workforce, and what steps the government needs to take now to ensure that it manages...
This policy brief argues that practitioners and scholars can work together better by pivoting from ‘big questions’ towards ‘big challenges,’ and finding new ways of working collaboratively, especially by drawing lessons from successful collaborations, rather than dwell on supposed tensions between scholars and practitioners.