Government Innovation, Idea on a Page

New Operating Models for Local Government – Understanding the Variables

4 Nov , 2018  

IOAP - Variables for New Operating Models - Eddie Copeland

In my last blog, I posted some thoughts and the image below outlining six alternatives to a traditional, top down model of public services. We might call these “new operating models”. In this article, I’d like to dig a little deeper into the idea of new operating models, and discuss how public sector organisations – and […]

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Government Innovation, Idea on a Page

Six alternatives to traditional top down public service delivery

1 Oct , 2018  

IOAP - Six alternatives to traditional top down public service delivery - Eddie Copeland

The UK local government sector has faced extraordinary financial challenges in recent years. The pressure to make further budget reductions remains intense. Many councils have made it this far by cutting back on their existing model of public service delivery – in some cases right to the bone. But what do they do when all […]

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Data, Idea on a Page, Tech Policy

10 Questions to ask when using AI in public sector algorithmic decision making

18 Sep , 2018  

IOAP - Questions to ask when using AI in public sector algorithmic decision making - Eddie Copeland

I’ve previously posted ideas for what might feature in a code of standards on this subject. Based on lots of your feedback, I turned that code into 20 questions, which I hoped might be more helpful to practitioners. I’ve previously blogged on why I think it’s necessary to ask any new questions at all. But I should have realised that […]

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Data, Idea on a Page

Can I address this problem / answer this question with data?

9 Sep , 2018  

IOAP - Can I address this problem with data - Eddie Copeland

Each week I publish a diagram, chart or list to explain an idea or concept as simply as possible. I call this series “Idea on a Page”. You can see the latest Idea on a Page and view the back catalogue here. The diagram below highlights four steps that I’ve found it useful to cycle through when […]

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