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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 09:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
St Catharine's College, Cambridge

What constitutes success and failure in public policy? The focus on the effectiveness of policy delivery by modern governments has thrust questions of policy success and failure firmly into the spotlight. But how do policy-makers interpret and learn from policy successes and failures? How do policy-makers use expert evidence to inform their decisions in the first place? What can different national polities learn from each other about best practice in policy-making? How can we embed a culture of effective policy learning in institutions and governments? This conference brings together practitioners, academics and other policy stakeholders to seek answers to these vital questions on a collaborative basis, using case studies from the UK and internationally.

The conference will explore:

  • How policy-makers define success and failure in public policy
  • How policy-makers learn lessons from policy success and failures
  • The roles played by evidence and expert advisers in the policymaking process
  • The sharing of best practice across policy communities in the UK and internationally

Speakers include:

Vicky Pryce, Helen Thompson (University of Cambridge), Tim Marshall (Oxford Brookes), Ian Mell (University of Manchester), Claire Dunlop (University of Exeter) and Paul 't Hart (University of Utrecht)

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