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This is an archive of past Programme events.

The Politics of Public Service Performance: Findings from the ESRC Public Services Programme
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Oliver James convened a panel at the 2008 Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Swansea to address how performance evidence is being used in contemporary politics. The session was chaired by Martin… read more

‘And that’s official’…Credibility and Government Statistics
Monday, March 10th, 2008

Can we trust official statistics? What makes them trusted and trustworthy? And why do so many Britons mistrust official statistics?  These issues and more were discussed at an event organised… read more

Paradoxes of Modernisation – Public Services Workshop Series, Hilary Term, 2008
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

ESRC Public Services Programme, Oxford Internet Institute and Public Policy Unit Public Service Workshop Series, Hilary Term 2008 Paradoxes of Modernisation: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reforms 12.30-1.45… read more

Symposium on Institutions, Incentives and Public Sector Performance
Friday, January 18th, 2008

The Oxford Policy Institute arranged this meeting held at The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London on 18th January 2008. Researchers and practitioners were asked to reflect on  public sector… read more

72nd Meeting of the Health Economists’ Study Group
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

This three-day conference, hosted by the Health Economists’ Group was held at the University of East Anglia. The Programme’s special panel on ‘Health Care Metrics and Reform’ was chaired by Deborah Wilson,… read more

Risk and Public Services Conference
Thursday, December 13th, 2007

This conference was jointly organised by the ESRC Public Services Programme and the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics. This two day, invitation only event, was attended… read more

Expert Workshop ‘Improving Organisational Responses to Performance Problems’
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Programme researchers Pauline Jas, Professor Chris Skelcher, Eileen Spencer and Professor Kieran Walshe convened an expert workshop questioning how organisations can best respond to problems in performance. Along with… read more

IPMN Workshop on Ranking and Rating the Public Services
Friday, August 10th, 2007

Sponsored by the UK ESRC Public Services Programme Twenty-eight participants from more than sixteen countries met at Worchester College in Oxford for the International Public Management Network Workshop on… read more

Annual Projects Meeting 2007
Monday, August 6th, 2007

The 2007 Projects Meeting took place at Oxford University on Friday 8th June 2007 at 10:45 ( Week 7, Trinity Term). The annual projects meetings are an opportunity for… read more

Instruction to Deliver: Tony Blair, the Public Services and the Challenge of Delivery
Thursday, June 7th, 2007

This event took place Thursday 7th June 2007, 12:45 pm ( Week 7, Trinity Term) Gladstone Professor of Government Christopher Hood (All Souls) interviews SIR MICHAEL BARBER Former Head… read more

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