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In China, a bold approach to working with the private sector is having a huge impact which has put it at the forefront of digital government, says Joshua Chambers
Joshua Chambers has travelled the world meeting government innovators. Here, he shares some of their secrets.
The success of innovative schemes from different parts of the world proves that diversity in government isn’t optional, it’s essential, argues Joshua Chambers
GDS has been a game-changer for the UK. But Joshua Chambers asks whether the big fish will survive without finding fresh feeding grounds
When good ideas emerge, the public sector should seize on them, give them money – and publicise the civil servants who have dreamed them up.
Most officials will be aware of cases where “perverse incentives” hamper better service delivery. Joshua Chambers takes a global view of how corporate cannibalism and bare-faced theft can be a recipe for success
How can government tackle increasing complexity? Joshua Chambers examines international approaches to solving such knotty problems as climate change, immigration and terrorism
Across the world, central and local governments are doing more to share common IT systems. Joshua Chambers looks at global examples of “government as a platform”
Cutting-edge communications and training campaigns are using the theories and technologies behind the best video games, says Joshua Chambers
Robocop might not be a reality yet – but governments are using artificial intelligence in everything from law enforcement to medicine, says Joshua Chambers
In a new column examining ideas from governments around the world, Joshua Chambers looks at how India is including its citizens in public service delivery
An inquiry needs to be held into the political process and the flaws in our system of government, two former cabinet secretaries have told Civil Service World. Their call comes after some politicians and other key figures have called for an inquiry into the future of the civil service.
In recent times, new delivery challenges and rising tensions between officials and politicians have led to calls for an inquiry into the civil service. Joshua Chambers asks how Whitehall can ensure it has the right tools for the job
The civil service has launched a new range of qualifications for people in the Operations profession.
Operational Delivery is the biggest of the professions, but also one of those with the lowest status. Its chief Ruth Owen tells Joshua Chambers how she’s giving it new skills, kudos and coherence – and ditching the ‘delivery’ bit