Guest blogger Elinor Findlay from the Scottish Government, discusses our understanding of ‘co-production’. It’s an increasingly popular term in May 2015 but what does it mean for how services are designed and delivered?
What helps deepen our understanding of different aspects to public sector reform? This blog by Kirsty Deacon about her 2017 internship at the Scottish Government explores u.lab online learning as a tool to help develop people’s capacity as change-makers.
A chapter in a new book about participatory budgeting world-wide examines how PB relates to public sector reform, community empowerment and social justice in Scotland.
Ken Gibb of What Works Scotland reflects on an event focused around the enhanced delivery of the Government’s ongoing housing strategy, and how it is relevant to What Works Scotland.
What Works Scotland has secured funding for an extra year. This will allow us to consolidate and further spread the learning that we have learnt from our collaborations with organisations and individuals from across the public sector in Scotland.
Scottish Government has invited What Works Scotland co-director Oliver Escobar to bring his expertise on public participation, government and democracy to its Digital Communications Programme.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act was passed at the Scottish Parliament in the summer of 2015. Now the Scottish Government is working with a range of experts and stakeholders to develop regulations and guidance for implementation. Dr Oliver Escobar (WWS