Public sector ‘must be given power to innovate’

01st February 2018

The public sector must be “empowered to innovate”, the new Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden said this week.

Speaking at an event to mark five years of the Cabinet Office’s What Works Network on Monday, he said there had been significant progress in the field of evidence-based policy but there was still more work to do.

“There are lots of areas of public spending and practice where the evidence base is weak,” Dowden said at the event at the Institute for Government.

“We must empower the public sector to innovate. It is essential to improving the effectiveness of public service delivery.”

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