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Why policy narrative matters: effective government responses to COVID-19

Published Date: 20 October 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge, COVID-19
Storytelling in public policy matters when communicating policy decisions. How can policy makers craft compelling narratives to influence policy success? At a glance A paper in Policy Design ...
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Becoming a boundary spanning public servant

Published Date: 06 October 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Cross-boundary collaborations are a key feature of today’s public sector. Public servants are increasingly expected to work in ways that cut across vertical silos and organisational boundari...
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In search of a golden thread: Developments in public management across Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia

Published Date: 22 September 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Aotearoa-New Zealand and Australia have long been considered role models for innovations in public policy and management. Is there a golden thread that ties recent public management developmen...
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Policy labs – The next frontier?

Published Date: 08 September 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Policy labs have emerged globally with a mission to support public policy development through innovative solutions. However, it is unclear to what extent policy labs provide new ways of address...
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Royal commissions and policy influence

Published Date: 26 August 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
While the outcomes of a royal commission can significantly shape the direction of public policy, they can also miss opportunities to influence. How do royal commissions exert policy influe...
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The dark side of public innovation

Published Date: 11 August 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
The positive outcomes of innovation are well known but the dark side of public innovation has received less attention. What is the dark side and how does this affect public value? At a glance ...
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Backing what works? Social impact bonds and evidence-informed policy and practice

Published Date: 28 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Globally, governments are exploring new ways of procuring public services to improve effectiveness and efficiency. A high-profile example of this trend over the past decade is the development o...
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What can be learnt from the “Agile Journey” at the World Bank

Published Date: 28 July 2020
By G.Edward DeSeve, leader of the Agile Government Centre The following article was originally published on the website of the USA’s Agile Government Center. The US-based Agile Government C...
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Has New Public Management improved public services?

Published Date: 15 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet New Public Management reforms have been accused of importing practices from the private sector that could collide with core public service values. But have they been effective in their pro...
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Pandemic leadership: Lessons from New Zealand’s approach to COVID-19

Published Date: 01 July 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic poses dramatic and unprecedented disruptions to established ways of managing lives, organisations and societies. Aotearoa/New Zealand’s...
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Is gender equality compatible with APS business rationales?

Published Date: 19 June 2020
Tweet Since the 1980s public services have been dominated by the ideology of New Public Management (NPM), which holds that government services should be designed, organised and managed in a quas...
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The risks and rewards of public investments

Published Date: 16 June 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Tweet What is the role of the state in investing in innovation? Is it purely about fixing market failure or can the state play a more entrepreneurial role? At a glance A paper in Research Poli...