Tag Archives: Innovation

Roundtable – How can we put sustainability at the centre of debates around debt and recovery?, 23rd March 2012, 1.30pm

Invitation only event. Recent months have seen growing tensions between arguments for economic growth on the one hand, and sustainability – including energy, carbon and water reduction – on the other. 2020PSH at the RSA is delighted to invite you …

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Blog – Thinking Beyond the Budget for Public Services & Growth

In the Times this week (£) Rachel Sylvester talks in typically forthright style about an ‘abbatoir administration for the austerity age’ – evoking a government that risks ‘wielding the knife for the sake of it’ without articulating the long term …

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The Commission on 2020 Public Services: a progress report

  One year on from its concluding report, the Commission on 2020 Public Services is publishing its assessment of the progress made so far against the long term challenges identified in From Social Security to Social Productivity: a Vision for 2020 Public Services. The Commission is …

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Blog – lesson learning from the developing world

Fresh from yesterday’s round table event (in conjunction with the ODI and PSA) I’ve been reflecting on the themes that emerged from the discussion. In some ways, the focus of the discussion came as a pleasant surprise. Jaded as I …

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Launch – The FE and Skills Sector in 2020: A Social Productivity Approach, 26 May 2011 6pm

This major report, commissioned by the Learning Skills and Information Service (LSIS) argues that the learning and skills sector has a crucial role in helping to support a new model of growth, based on local enterprise and localised skills development. …

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Roundtable – Risk and the Big Society, 6 April 2011 8.30am

Invitation Only Seminar The coalition government has committed itself to rolling back bureaucracy, and handing more power and responsibility to local services, charities, volunteers and ordinary citizens. Doing so, however, risks exposing us to new risks. The contraction of the …

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Libraries in transition: Are there creative alternatives?

  Britain’s public services under more pressure than at any time in the past thirty years.  In identifying savings, councils across the country are scrutinising the services they provide and often coming up with similar answers.  As a result, certain …

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