Corporate report

The Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel: Update Report

Report on the activities and impact of the Trial Advice Panel in its first three years.

Documents

The Rise of Experimental Government: Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel Update Report

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In 2015, the Cabinet Office and the Economic and Social Research Council set up the ‘Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel’. Its launch marked the first time that the UK government had brought together a team of experts – from academia and the civil service – to support the increased use of controlled experiments in public policy.

The aim was an ambitious one: to embed a culture of experimentation in government by making it easier for civil servants to test new ways of improving public services. This report looks at the impact of this initiative.

Published 5 November 2018