Recent years has seen a rise in the number of academic blogs that analyse government plans. How can they help make better policy?
A reform plan for national statistics is intended to improve the evidence available to policymakers. Iain Bell, the deputy national statistician for population and public policy statistics at the UK Statistics Authority, sets out how civil servants can help make this a reality.
Former minister Francis Maude's attack on the civil service highlights what not to do if you want to improve government, argues former DWP permanent secretary Sir Leigh Lewis
The recently merged department lacks strategic coherence and authentic leaders – civil servants won't take it any more
Green-lighting pay rises without increasing budgets is not an end to austerity, says Civil Service World editor
From the Manchester bombing to the Grenfell Tower fire, Whitehall faces constant unprecedented demands and must focus on building resilience
Moves to establish professions across government have made significant strides, but some functions are more advanced than others. Now is the time to quicken the reforms
New rules mean Whitehall departments will need to think about privacy implications and data protection issues right at the start of policy developments. Here’s how to get ready for the change
Summer recess spurns all kinds of stories, but the international development secretary’s splash on ‘crazy’ Whitehall salaries was particularly cowardly
The revelation that the number of students overstaying their visa is much lower than expected exposes the impact of bad data in policymaking. More must be done to address poor quality figures to ensure the government is not caught out again
Public sector pay has been in the headlines, but there’s a lack of innovative thinking on changing the reward package across government. It’s time to try more radical solution
If Whitehall pushes ahead with plans to move civil servants around the country, it must conduct proper impact evaluations