Our publications (140 results)

Public Service Futures: Research Report Volume 2, Community Futures

Second report from our Public Service Futures programme 2008, considering the future of communities.

Public Service Futures: Research Report Volume 1, Future of Service Provision

Report from our Public Service Futures programme brings together leading-edge thinking about the principles, models and issues relevant to future public service provision.

The Collaborative City

This report launches the London Collaborative. It reflects its analysis and thinking about the key challenges for London and sets the scene for involving stakeholders in discussions about the most productive areas for collaboration.

Multi-Level Commissioning: Literature Review

OPM were asked to conduct a review of the available literature examining the concept of multi-level commissioning. This report presents the main findings from the review, summarising the key messages from the literature about the issues surrounding commissioning processes, the potential of devolved commissioning and what implications changes in these areas may have for children’s services. The review reflects the… Read More

Integrated Commissioning for Children’s Services

A practical guide to the development of simple commissioning frameworks and clear structures for children’s services authorities. It explore what integrated commissioning for children’s services means and how it works in practice.

Going Forward with Good Governance

This report summarises how the Good Governance Standard has been used, the challenges arising from the changing policy context for governance, and how good governance might be taken forward in the public interest.

Evaluating the impact of the Disability Rights Commission

A comprehensive report for the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), prepared by OPM. This UK-wide evaluation of the DRC aimed to identify what has worked and why in relation to the delivery of DRC activities, focusing on lessons learned.

Local Solutions or Postcode Lotteries?

Report summarising the acceptability of difference in public services. The research includes a simulation event that brought together public managers and members of the public to explore how difference plays out in decisions about local services.