Policy analysis & programme development

Much of our work is concerned with the policies and programmes through which strategy can be implemented.

Analysis
We analyse policy, drawing upon documentary review, desk research, survey evidence and stakeholder engagement.

Evidence-based policy making
We develop propositions for amendments and revisions to policy, based on sound evidence gathering and working closely with clients to explore and test potential impacts and risks.

Policy implementation
We devise, test and refine programmes for the implementation of policy, often working in collaboration with others to run pilot projects.

Some examples of policy analysis and programme development are below (click links for more information):

Brook Lyndhurst Blog

  • Energy efficiency: behaviour, rationality, economics and politics

    I had the pleasure of joining some 300 researchers and academics from around the world a couple of weeks ago to discuss the latest thinking on persuading consumers to use less energy.  The BEHAVE2014 conference took place in Oxford at a time when it is increasingly appreciated, by businesses, governments and civic society, that any [...] 

  • Herd behaviour amongst sports fans

    We had a conversation in the office the other day about herd behaviour and the difference between football and cricket crowds. Why is it that spectators at a football match can occasionally get aggressive and abusive, but spectators at a cricket match tend to act more like naughty schoolboys: boisterous but essentially good-natured? It’s a [...]