Publication Machinery of government 14 February, 2024

Thinking differently to learn what works

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This event write-up brings together ideas generated at two Reform policy roundtables, led by Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Catherine Hutchinson, Head of the Evaluation Task Force at the Cabinet Office. 

These events were kindly supported by Newton Europe. They form part of a five-part series of roundtables with Whitehall leaders, which will culminate in a ‘Manifesto for delivery’ to inform an incoming government.

The write-up covers the following key areas:

  • Focusing on outcomes
  • Establishing clarity
  • Utilising incentives
  • Recruiting flexibly
  • Sharing best practice
  • Getting leadership right
  • Scrutinising policy