A Reading List
I find I often get asked for recommendations for further reading by delegates on my courses. I'm planning on putting something together to fill that gap that I can direct people to, but for now this is just a holding page...
As a starting point do take a look back at my 'holiday reading' blog
There’s also lots of good stuff published by https://policypress.co.uk/ - some of their books are a bit pricey, but they put a different selection of excerpts and articles up for free each month so it’s worth taking a look.
For more on the ‘standard’ Government approach in the UK – check out the Treasury’s recently republished guidance on policy development: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-green-book-appraisal-and-evaluation-in-central-governent
For some of the more creative / innovative methods being used in the UK – take a look at the Cabinet Office Policy Toolkit (including journey mapping tools that we used) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit If you are on twitter Policy Lab tweet regularly and it’s a good way of getting an insight into how they apply learning. For resources around how to generate ideas I’d also recommend the NESTA toolkit – NESTA have done work with our Cabinet Office http://diytoolkit.org/
For more about the Civil Service, there is a brilliant online resource (and the book that goes with it) compiled by former civil servant Martin Stanley: www.civilservant.org.uk/