We are just over half-way through our research project on the infrastructure for place-based system change. This blog piece shares insights from this work so far, setting out why systems change is relevant to public services now, the role of infrastructure in supporting it and our draft infrastructure framework, which includes components such as place-based strategies, accountability, governance and data.
In this paper Anna Randle considers the relevance of system change thinking to public service reform, de-mystifying the language to address why people working in public services might find it a useful framework for understanding why collaboration can help address complex social challenges.
In an article published in this week’s MJ, Anna Randle argues that the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission should address the role of public services in creating a more inclusive society and economy - the pre-conditions which will enable the value of more obvious economic inclusion priorities, such as connectivity and skills agendas, to be realised.
Collaborate and the Leadership Centre are today launching a delivery-focussed manual for managing demand. This follows on from major Collaborate research in 2014, that explored the potential of demand management to address unprecedented social and economic challenges within a tough climate of fiscal constraints.