"Policy advisors need to challenge their traditional practice. We need to reinvent the art of policy making by adding new tools and methods that give us richer information about people, their lives, and how they experience and are influenced by government interventions”.
Speaking at the Government Economics Network conference alongside Government Statistician Liz Macpherson, Andrew Kibblewhite, Head of the Policy Profession, said that policy practitioners needed to understand the value and application of data and methods like behavioural insights and design thinking so that New Zealand could be “world-leading in the evidence and advice that supports government decision making”.
Read Andrew's speech here: People-centred policy (PDF 156 KB).
The Policy Project collaborated with GEN to facilitate workshops on Day 2 of the conference where participants engaged with methods and experts in behavioural insights, design thinking and data analytics using a real example taken from the Ministry of Justice’s investment approach.
Read about the workshops here: People-centred policy: through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data (PDF 1.1 MB).