CSaP's mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other.

We convene our network to provide fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking.

Through our workshops, Fellowships and research programme, we have pioneered new ways of bringing academia and public policy together.

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Food Security and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in India

A CSaP policy workshop brought together TIGR2ESS researchers, relevant academics, and Principal Scientific Adviser to the Indian Government Professor Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan to discuss food security and sustainable rural ...

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How can we measure performance effectively in UK life sciences?

A Policy Workshop held in collaboration with the Medicines Discovery Catapult to explore what approaches might be most suitable for developing and measuring the performance of UK life ...

Policy Workshops

The benefits of play in middle childhood: what the research shows

On 9 April 2015 a workshop was held at the Faculty of Education and Homerton College to discuss what is known about the benefits of play in middle ...

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Civil Service Fast-streamers and Scientific Researchers team up at Professional Development Workshop

CSaP's latest professional development workshop brought together Civil Service Science and Engineering Fast Streamers (SEFS) and Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) from the University of Cambridge.


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Policy Workshops

What price biodiversity?

The Centre’s latest Policy Workshop – The Values and Valuation of Natural Capital, organised jointly with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) at the Institute for Government on 13 ...

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Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.