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Weathering the Storm: What can we learn from small countries?

In the past few years, the term ‘a perfect storm’ has been employed to describe the twin challenges of relentless growth in demand for public services at a time of flat or reducing government budgets.

Schools of Tomorrow

If schools are going to be able to meet contemporary challenges we cannot continue to think the answer lies is incrementally changing the schools of today, argues Malcolm Groves FRSA. He sets out a new vision and framework for reform.

Social investment and public services reform

One of the challenges for turning ideas into actions is sourcing the funding and financing of innovative programmes designed to test new ways of doing things. Edward Hickman FRSA argues that this challenge is most acute in the sphere of public services.

Changing the way we think about care

Martin Elliott FRSA argues that current thinking about care as a system will not meet our needs.

How cities learn

Eddy Adam FRSA has spent the past year looking at how cities can innovate in addressing the challenges they face in the 21st century. Central to this is how cities can better learn from one another.

Justifying Arts Funding

As spending cuts continue to impact on arts funding, the need for measuring impacts is more important than ever. William Wingate FRSA argues that there maybe an unlikely model from which to learn: transport.

Do the Public Understand Criminal Law?

Dr Anthony Amatrudo FRSA looks at the popular understanding of criminal law, and how the ‘CSI effect’ has made us more scared and punitive.

Time to celebrate recovery?

Stigmatisation and misunderstanding of addiction can only be overcome when recovering addicts are prepared to share their stories, according to Beth Burgess

Improving process or transforming outcomes?

Public service ‘improvement’ strategies should be measured by how lives have improved for individuals and their communities, argues Dr. Peter Dudley FRSA

Widening the lens on public services

Henry Kippin outlines the scope of a new project that looks at how the UK can learn from public services in the developing world