Government needs to get better at policy-making; more open and connected with people | University of Oxford

Government needs to get better at policy-making; more open and connected with people

Speaker
Dr Andrea Siodmok, Head of the Policy Lab, Cabinet Office
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX13BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

In today’s fast changing, highly interconnected, culturally diverse world our current approaches to policy need to become more responsive to change. Currently the dominant mode of policy making is still based on what we might term ‘intelligent choice’. This retains the premise that problems can be resolved through ‘best practice’ evidence-based approaches using empirical methods. We need to move however to ‘next practice’ a method which seeks to create entirely new propositions and then testing them in context so that we may learn, adapt and actively shape our understanding of the problem-solution space itself.

New methods are at the heart of some of that Lab’s latest projects, including a unique collaboration with the Government’s Office for Science, applying Speculative Design and advanced visualisation in the run up to the Industrial Strategy Ageing Grand Challenge.