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.

Latest News

What's next for devolution in England?

Why does it matter that we should have devolution in England? What has happened to English devolution over the past year? These are just two of the questions ...

Latest News

Industrial strategy and the role of place

Last month, CSaP hosted a roundtable discussion to explore the potential of the Cambridge technology cluster in the context of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Scientific advice to governments

Public Service Transformation: What’s Next?

Digital technology has already transformed the private sector, from improving efficiency to fundamentally altering how consumers interact with businesses and producers.Dr Mark Thompson of Cambridge Judge Business School ...

Scientific advice to governments

100 Days - a long time in policy?

His academic colleagues told him it would be frustrating, but David Mackay is enjoying his new role as Chief Scientific Adviser in the Department of Energy and Climate ...


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Policy Workshops

Reducing poverty in the UK: what are the most important questions to answer?

Earlier this month, CSaP partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to host a two-day workshop in Cambridge which brought together experts from academia, government and the voluntary sector ...

CSaP in numbers

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