News and Comment


Social Impact Bonds: UK and comparative perspectives – Part 1

Tuesday May 26 2015

OPM’s Director of Evaluation, Research and Engagement, Dr Chih Hoong Sin, spoke at the 2015 Social Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum, held at Meiji University in Tokyo. Chih Hoong was invited by the Department of Public Management and the Institute of Non-profit and Public Management Studies, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of… Read More

Barbara Moorhouse steps down as Chair of OPM Group

Tuesday May 26 2015

Barbara Moorhouse has today announced that she is stepping down as Chair of OPM Group with effect from 31 May 2015.  Barbara joined OPM Group as a non-executive director in 2009 and was appointed as Chair in 2012. On her time with OPM Group Barbara said “I have very much enjoyed my time at OPM… Read More

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure: Event Highlights

Monday April 20 2015

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure, a recent seminar hosted by Dialogue by Design (part of the OPM Group), and co-hosted with the UCL Transport Institute – posed a simple challenge: when Government plans to invest £375 billion in infrastructure projects up to 2020, how can this be done with local communities, rather than against them? The four… Read More


The South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Thursday March 15 2018

Public engagement on the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan  The NHS in south west London, working with local councils, is in the process of developing a long-term plan for local health services, called the Five Year Forward Plan, or a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). This work is being carried out by six… Read More

The council of the future: starting with a simple conversation

Monday March 12 2018

By Sophia Looney (OPM Group Associate – @sophialooney) The world around us is shifting, fast. The (relatively) predictable, safe relationships that councils have enjoyed with their local people are no longer the same. The power of movements, fuelled by dissatisfaction, digital platforms and disjointed expectations is changing relationships; the conversation with local people is having… Read More

Greater London Authority – Stepping Stones Evaluation

Thursday March 1 2018

The transition from primary to secondary school is a period of significant change in the lives of young people. Many children embrace and adapt to this change, particularly when they are well supported by parents, families and school.  There is, however, a significant minority of students who experience uncertainty, risk, and anxiety around transition, or… Read More