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Jan 16, 2015

All redaction, no satisfaction: What happened when we filed an Access to Information request.

January 16, 2015

Canadians have the right to information about work done on our behalf and paid for by our taxes.

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Nov 04, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

International Delivery

September 22, 2014

Centres of government and the drive for better policy implementation

Policy implementation failures attract international headlines and undermine the credibility of political administrations. Read More

Jul 23, 2014

Better Outcomes for Public Services

July 23, 2014

Achieving social impact through outcomes-based funding

The latest from Mowat in our ongoing Shifting Gears research partnership with KPMG, this study looks at the growing global trend toward outcomes-based program funding. Read More

Jul 14, 2014

Policy Lessons from Google Autocomplete

July 14, 2014

When Canadians want information, they turn to Google. It reliably points them to information about the most important questions of our time, like why Canada is just a fantastic place to live (though cold). Read More

Nov 28, 2013

Nudge unit: civil servants should turn behavioural insights on themselves

November 28, 2013

Canadian academics say behavioural insights are an effective tool to drive civil service reform.
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Nov 19, 2013

Public Service Transformed

November 19, 2013

Harnessing the Power of Behavioural Insights

This Shifting Gears report is the first to examine how behavioural insights could drive culture change in the public sector. It applies the increasingly prominent ‘nudge’ concept to the public service itself. Read More

Jan 07, 2013

Who knew? In public services, less can be more

January 7, 2013

Mowat Centre associate Jennifer Gold discusses transforming public service policy in Canada in an opinion piece published by iPolitics.
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Nov 23, 2011

New Shifting Gears research report released: Fiscal Sustainability and the Future of Public Services

November 23, 2011

New research from the Mowat Shifting Gears series of papers.

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Nov 23, 2011

Fiscal Sustainability and the Future of Public Spending

November 23, 2011

A Shifting Gears Progress Report

This Shifting Gears progress report examines how well governments in Canada and across the OECD are doing in returning to fiscally sustainable positions. Read More