Research programme

9 January 2015

We asked civil servants, our clients and the public what they thought about the potential of people power.

Does it make public services better? How many people do it? How do we encourage more people to get involved? What are the biggest challenges?

In January 2015, we held a roundtable discussion in association with Civil Service World to explore these issues further. Participants from a range of government departments looked at the spectrum of participation, where it worked best, areas where it had already cut costs significantly and how we might make better use of this valuable resource.

Our report will be published in March 2015. For more information, contact