The Traditional New Year Message

What is it about January that inspires people to make resolutions? The first month of the year is named after Janus - the Roman god of beginnings and transitions - and when combined with the excesses of the festive period, this triggers all kinds of resolutions; some personal, some professional, most abandoned after a few ...

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The curve: My first six months at Public-i and what I’ve learned

It’s already six months since I took up my post at Public-i and it seems like a good time to reflect on what we’ve done and what I’ve learnt. First things first, get to know the people. I think I’ve now got a pretty good grip on what makes most of the people tick (and it’s ...

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Open policy making in the real world

In this series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell has been discussing the state of open policy in 2015. So far we have looked at what open policy making is and what its success criteria are. This time, we take a quick look at three examples of successful open policy. The obvious place to start is with a ...

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What does good open policy making look like?

In this series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell will be discussing the state of open policy in 2015. We’ll be discussing what impacts it can have, what the criteria for good open policy are and who is doing it well. In our last post, we talked about what open policy making means and why it matters. ...

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Open policy making: what is it, and why does it matter anyway?

In a new series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell will be discussing the state of open policy in 2015. Over the next few weeks we’ll be discussing what impacts it can have, what the criteria for good open policy are and who is doing it well. This blog goes back to basics by looking at what ...

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