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This is an archive of past Programme events.

Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery
Friday, December 11th, 2009

Our conference Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery was held on Friday 11th December 2009, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. The event… read more

UKCeMGA& NIESR Conference on the Measurement of Public Services
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

UKCeMGA&  NIESR Conference on the Measurement of Public Services How do we measure the quality of public services? What are the implications of quality metrics for policy makers? What… read more

What is Shaping Public Services Performance? A Research Perspective
Thursday, July 16th, 2009

A workshop convened by the Local Authority Research Council Initiative and the ESRC Public Services Programme Thursday, 16th July 2009. Think Tank, Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street,… read more

World Social Science Forum, Bergen, Norway
Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Bergen was the venue for the first World Social Science Forum, arranged by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and attended by nearly 800 people.  Twenty-four parallel sessions tackled contemporary issues in… read more

Tackling Health Inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales: A comparative perspective
Monday, March 30th, 2009

TACKLING HEALTH INEQUALITIES in England, Scotland and Wales: A comparative perspective Collingwood College Durham 30th March 2009 With their devolved powers, how different are the approaches of Britain’s three… read more

Comparing for Improvement: the future for local government performance improvement regimes
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Comparing for Improvement: the future for local government performance improvement regimes Local Government House, Smith Square, London 18th March 2009 External inspection plays an increasingly important role in local… read more

Public Attitudes to Public Services
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Public Attitudes to Public Services Scottish Centre for Social Research, Edinburgh 17th March 2009 This seminar was arranged by the Programme* for a select audience of Scottish Government policy-makers, practitioners and… read more

Welsh Public Services in Perspective:Inspection, Performance and Public Attitudes
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Welsh Public Services in Perspective:Inspection, Performance and Public Attitudes Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff 11th March 2009 A select audience of Welsh Assembly Government policy-makers and academics attended this seminar featuring… read more

Technology, Individuality and Public Policy – Public Services Workshop Series, Hilary Term, 2009
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

ESRC Public Services Programme and Oxford Internet Institute Public Service Workshop Series Hilary Term 2009 ‘Technology, Individuality and Public Policy’ 12.30-1.45 Wednesdays weeks 3 to 8, Seminar Room, Oxford Internet… read more

CMPO Policy Seminar – Public Service Reform: Next Steps
Friday, March 6th, 2009

 With tighter budgets and increasing expectations, getting value for money from public services is as important as ever.  This seminar, organised by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation… read more

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