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As Mark Rowe explains, delivering on ministerial commitments will be a multi-generation task that requires a cross-government approach
Leading the way on combatting climate change could easily be an all-consuming task for the civil service, in the absence of other priorities. In the first of a two-part feature, Mark Rowe looks at how departments are getting their own houses in order
The civil service has made progress in the way it shares and uses data, but a recent round table concluded that officials must make sure they don’t lose momentum as they try to realise the full potential of big data across government. Mark Rowe reports.
What do new technologies mean for border security in the UK? A recent CSW round table brought together academics and senior officials to explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Mark Rowe reports.
What can we expect from the Department for International Development’s new gender equality strategy, and how can other departments can learn from the plan to improve gender equality in the UK? Mark Rowe reports
Leaving the EU will have wide, and unpredictable, effects on the UK’s devolved administrations. Mark Rowe reports on what the outcome might be
Civil Service World brought together a panel of data experts from across the civil service to look at ways of increasing public safety through the better use of data. Mark Rowe reports
Untangling the UK’s complicated relationship with European environmental policies and subsidies could be the hardest part of leaving the EU. Mark Rowe reports
As the DfE vows to accelerate its flagship school reform programme, Mark Rowe asks whether government has the capacity to deliver
Environment secretary Liz Truss has hailed Defra’s new Open Data Initiative as the biggest ever "data give-away" by government. But what will it mean in practice? Mark Rowe reports
The countryside and climate change were strangely absent from the election campaign and the Queen’s Speech. Why – and what does this mean for DECC, Defra and the governance of the environment? Mark Rowe reports
In the second of CSW's in-depth assessments of the party manifestos, Mark Rowe picks apart the Tory document to find out what the party has in store for the civil service
After a rocky start, the government’s ambitious plan to integrate health and social care is ready for launch. But is the challenge simply too big? Mark Rowe asks the experts
The government is driving ahead with Scottish reform – but could more powers for Holyrood change the face of Whitehall as we know it?
Having promised Scotland new powers in a panicky bid to secure a ‘no’ vote in the referendum, the three main parties now have to deliver on their vow – and throw England a bone too. CSW examines the implications. Illustration by John Levers
A year into the Government Property Unit’s latest attempt to coordinate the use of public land assets, Mark Rowe tests reactions to the scheme – and draws out the lessons learned. Illustration by Miles Cole