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- Working papers (including the Blavatnik School working paper series) present academic research on a broad range of issues related to public policy and the challenges of government. These papers are published outputs offered in the interest of scholarship and to advance knowledge and debate in a particular field.
- Policy memos draw on faculty expertise to deliver clear, succinct and timely recommendations for policymakers, both in the UK and internationally.
- Research insights and reports provide summaries of research projects and publications for general interest and understanding of their implications for policy and practice.
- Practitioner's insights provide an insider's view on overcoming an issue or promoting an innovation, drawing lessons that can be applied in similar contexts.
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: When (and why) independent service delivery is preferable to collaborative public management
Drawing on a notable case of collaborative failure in England we show that misdiagnosing public service problems as being of a type likely to be cured by joint working also generates poor results, and belongs conceptually prior to many “go-to” explanations of failure.
Turnaround Cities: Anglo-Saxon Case Studies - Insights from Pittsburgh (PA), Newcastle (NSW) and Windsor (Ont.)
In this case study, the Anglo-Saxon case studies of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Windsor, Ontario, and Newcastle, New South Wales show how cities can galvanise a productive vision of a city’s future.
Accounting for carbon offsets – Establishing the foundation for carbon-trading markets
Tackling climate change requires not only reducing green house gas emissions but also removing them from the atmosphere. The offset-accounting principles in this paper complement and extend the E-liability method of accounting for GHG emissions.
Toward a Declaration on Future Generations
A key UN proposal to issue a Declaration on Future Generations and commit to institutional reforms could mark an inflection point in longstanding multilateral efforts to manage crises and place long-term sustainable development on secure foundations.
Indian state-level policy responses to COVID-19 during the second wave
This paper tracks the evolution of the Indian government policy response to the coronavirus pandemic using data from the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, collected for Indian sub-national jurisdictions.
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