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SPECIAL: Brexit, populism and how to find out what people really want

Hello, Apolitical readers, In this, our first quarterly special, we pick out...

Was the Brexit vote bungled? Why we should look to Australia’s juries

‘Let’s imagine you and I are arrested for a serious crime. We’re...

Why governments should be open about their shopping habits

Every year, governments spend more than $9.5 trillion USD on goods and...

Five ways urban design can spur inclusive growth

Every week, 1.5million people move to the city. By 2030, some 60%...

Sweden and Canada fly the flag for feminist foreign policy

Since launching in 2014, Sweden’s radically ‘feminist’ foreign policy has gained international...

Five of the cleverest partnerships for fighting climate change

To avert catastrophic climate change, the UN estimates the world will need...

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The five key ingredients for successful public partnerships

We asked 50 experienced, top-level public servants what they think is the important...

Need painful reform? post-communist Europe knows how it’s done

What a difference a year makes. In January 2016, I was telling...

Divided cities brought together by kids playing in the road

Overweight children. Urban isolation. Neighbours who’ve never spoken to each other. These...

The labs trying to make government more innovative

Last Christmas, public servants in Denmark were given an advent calendar with...

Ranked: which countries are best – and worst – at governing

The USA is the world’s fifth richest country by GDP per head,...

The six top trends in government innovation

It’s counter-intuitive, but we may actually be living through a golden age...