I often get asked for recommendations for further reading by delegates on my courses. 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.
My Essential Reading list
Scenario Planning, a field guide to the future by Woody Wade
Rethinking Public Strategy by Sean Lusk
The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett
How to Run a Government by Michael Barber
A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis by Eugene Bardach
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
To keep up with some of the more creative / innovative policy development methods being used in the UK – take a look at the Cabinet Office's Policylab Toolkit and the Behavioural Insights Team's blog. 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.
Other online gems:
- Move fast and fix things: how to be a Public Sector Entrepreneur - a fab report by the RSA.
Using stories to shape public policy - a LSE blog based on work of academics Michael D. Jones and Deserai Crow
More to follow...
This is just the beginning of my resource list, so I hope you find something that you will enjoy and that will further inspire you – if you have a recommendation to add to this list or want to join in the conversation find me on twitter or contact by e-mail