Prof Geoff Mulgan, former head of Tony Blair's Strategy Unit, talks to Colin Talbot about how the UK government put in place risk and resilience systems in the early 2000s – and what has gone wrong since. And how governments can improve things for the future.
How have Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic? Colin Talbot speaks to Prof Leighton Andrews (Wales), Prof Nicola McEwen (Scotland) and Quinton Oliver (NI) to find out, and discuss how relationships between London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast are working
Director general Alison Pritchard says GDS still has a key role to play in building services
Two former directors general – now leadership coaches – share their insights into how civil service leaders are navigating the coronavirus crisis and the opportunities for new ways of working
A much-anticipated takeover by the Foreign Office of the Department for International Development has yet to materialise – but the appointment of an entirely joint ministerial team has sparked curiosity and concern. Beckie Smith speaks to those in the know about what it could mean
How has Australia reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic? Colin Talbot speaks to Australian academics Janine O'Flynn and Helen Dickinson about how the country's unique government system has impacted responses to the virus
How are public managers across the world responding to the Covid-19 pandemic? In a series of video interviews, Prof Colin Talbot speaks to senior officials, politicians and academics to explore different approaches and lessons that could be shared
Lord Armstrong, cabinet secretary from 1979 to 1987, died on 3 April. His successor Lord Butler pays tribute to a dedicated public servant who served two chancellors and three prime ministers with his 'majestic' powers of analysis and steady discretion, embodying the civil service values of impartiality, objectivity, honesty and integrity
If a week is a long time in politics, the 36 months since the Cabinet Office launched its Government Transformation Strategy is a proper age. SA Mathieson unpacks progress to date and casts an eye toward the future
Since its launch in 2017, the ONS Data Science Campus has delivered many innovative projects to support the government’s work in areas ranging from Brexit negotiations to the early stages of the coronavirus response. We talk to managing director Tom Smith to find out more
In July 2018, CSW interviewed the Department for International Development permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft about his career spent in a host of foreign policy roles in government and how he worked across government. Following the announcement that Rycroft will move to the Home Office as permanent secretary from Monday, we have republished the article.
Departments across government have held a series of events to mark International Women’s Day. CSW speaks to civil service gender champion and Department for International Trade permanent secretary Antonia Romeo, and champions in two departments, about the work they are doing to drive equality