Our Resources

This section contains links to useful resources from Cambridge Policy Lab (and our previous work at Manchester).

OUR PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

What do Civil Servant Policymakers Want from Academics?sir-humph

In April 2014 Carole Talbot and Colin Talbot conducted a survey of the UK’s Senior Civil Service to find out how they engage with academia. The results are in this report:

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Bridging the GAP?

This article from Public Money and Management (2015) contains further reflections on the relationship between academics and government

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How to Run a Policy Lab

Based on our research and experience so far, this is our “How To” Guide to running Policy Labs

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A Policy Innovation Program in Estonia

In 2007 Colin Talbot ran a year long ‘Policy Innovation Program’ for the Estonian Government. This included a set of Policy Innovation Projects, run partly face-to-face and partly online. This brief note summarises the experience.

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