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The Centre for Public Impact is a not for profit foundation dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments. Check out our stories of government effectiveness and impact from around the world.

*The Centre for Public Impact, a BCG Foundation, is not affiliated with Public Impact, an independent education research and consulting firm dedicated to improving learning outcomes for all children in the United States.

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The Centre for Public Impact is a not for profit foundation dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments. Check out our stories of government effectiveness and impact from around the world.

*The Centre for Public Impact, a BCG Foundation, is not affiliated with Public Impact, an independent education research and consulting firm dedicated to improving learning outcomes for all children in the United States.

    The power of safe spaces

    The power of safe spaces

    Over the past 18 months, we have looked at how young people feel about their power to change what government thinks of them and their power or desire to be ‘one of them’ - diversity in government is something we have found is important for legitimacy.

    The UK has a particularly tricky time letting young people into mainstream debates and young people have a hard time communicating back with power they know little about, not even how it truly impacts their own lives and communities. This is a tragedy and it is having profound consequences.

    We recently spoke to an inspiring group of young women about their relationship with government.

    Listen to what they told us.

    • 23 min
    Government without borders #OneTeamGovGlobal: Part 2

    Government without borders #OneTeamGovGlobal: Part 2

    What do you get if you bring together 700 people from 43 countries into one room, organise a whole day of sessions, including yoga and Lego, and then you let them all decide who they want to talk to and when? Well, One Team Gov Global did exactly that and the outcome was truly amazing.

    Listen to our latest podcast, recorded live at #OneTeamGovGlobal, where we talk with a host of attendees on how the One Team Gov movement is building momentum in public service.

    • 32 min
    Government without borders #OneTeamGovGlobal: Part 1

    Government without borders #OneTeamGovGlobal: Part 1

    What do you get if you bring together 700 people from 43 countries into one room, organise a whole day of sessions, including yoga and Lego, and then you let them all decide who they want to talk to and when? Well, One Team Gov Global did exactly that and the outcome was truly amazing.

    Listen to our latest podcast, recorded live at #OneTeamGovGlobal, where we talk with Kit Collingwood, co-founder of One Team Gov, and a host of attendees on how the One Team Gov movement is building momentum in public service.

    • 23 min
    Blair meets Brown: The Future of Government

    Blair meets Brown: The Future of Government

    Tony Blair served as Prime Minister in the UK from 1997 - 2007, the only Labour leader in the party’s 100-year history to win three consecutive elections. Like many of his predecessors, Blair’s time as Prime Minister was not without its challenges. Under his leadership, 'New Labour’ aimed to implement reforms to reduce poverty, health waiting times and unemployment, while focusing on improving living standards. However, a key challenge was how government itself was run. His time in government is equally recognised for his bold reforms to the way the centre of government worked with departments to transform and manage public services several of which (e.g. Delivery Units) have been replicated around the world.

    In our latest podcast, Adrian Brown sits down with Tony Blair, now Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, to discuss the challenges and reflections of his time as Prime Minister.

    They also discuss 'The Future of Government' a topic we're researching at CPI and we hear Tony Blair’s thoughts on how government needs to adapt to reflect societies changing needs.

    Enjoy the recording and let us know what you think. Do you agree with him?

    • 18 min
    In conversation with... Agnès Audier, French business and government leader

    In conversation with... Agnès Audier, French business and government leader

    How can public sector organisations transform themselves while ensuring that the business of government continues unabated? This is just one of the questions tackled in the latest CPI Podcast.

    Our guest is Agnès Audier, whose career has taken her to the top of the public and private sectors in France. A physicist by training, she began her career as a product engineer for a chemistry group and later a top strategist with Vivendi, the Paris-based global Advertising and Entertainment Company. In government, meanwhile, she has served as technical advisor to Simone Veil, the then Minister of Social Affairs and Health, as well as as principal private secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who at the time was minister of small business, trade and craft industries.

    Here, she sits down with CPI's Margot Gagliani to discuss how governments can best embark on transformation projects, whether it is harder for the public sector than in business and much more.

    • 13 min
    Conversation avec ... Agnès Audier

    Conversation avec ... Agnès Audier

    Comment les organisations publiques peuvent-elles se transformer tout en maintenant le niveau de qualité des services rendus aux citoyens ? Voilà l’une des nombreuses questions abordées dans le dernier Podcast CPI.

    Notre invitée est Agnès Audier. Son parcours professionnel s'est construit au plus haut niveau des secteurs public et privé en France. Physicienne de formation, elle a commencé sa carrière comme Ingénieure Produit pour un groupe de chimie, puis l’a poursuivie comme Stratégiste en chef chez Vivendi, l’entreprise mondiale de divertissement et de publicité basée à Paris. En parallèle, elle a occupé diverses fonctions dans le secteur public : Conseillère Technique de Simone Veil, alors Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de la Santé, puis Directrice de Cabinet de Jean-Pierre Raffarin, alors Ministre des PME, du Commerce et de l'Artisanat.

    Aujourd’hui, elle est à mes côtés pour évoquer comment la manière dont les gouvernements peuvent transformer avec succès l'action publique.

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