Tribute to Elinor Ostrom

The co-production pioneer died in 2011.  This is my tribute to her (June 2012).

What co-production is – and what it isn’t

Speech at the Scottish Parliament during the NESTA co-production roadshow – and what co-production means (January 2011).

Right here, right now

What policies might make co-production the default position for all public services? (NESTA, July 2010).  See also my speech at the launch.

Public Services Inside Out

Six stories from the frontline of co-production, as it emerges in the UK (NESTA, April 2010).  See also Guardian blog (19 April 2010).

The Challenge of Co-production

An outline of the most important public service reform since Beveridge (NESTA, December 2009).  See also radio interview on Today programme (BBC, 15 Dec 2009).

Assets that can’t be bought

Why we need to go a good deal further than personal budgets (Guardian, July 2008).

Co-production manifesto

What co-production is, and – more importantly – what it isn’t. (nef, July 2008).

Hidden Work

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into the first major UK study of co-production among people outside paid work (JRF, June 2006).

Aspects of Co-production

Three essays exploring co-production in volunteering, heath and elder care. (nef, February 2006).

What is co-production?

A background briefing (Time Banks UK, 2005).

Is this how to end public service failure?

The rise of co-production and what it means (New Statesman, 2004).

Beyond Britcorps

Speech about the future of volunteering (Centre for Reform, 2004).

Towards an asset-based NHS

How to make the NHS more human and more effective, and why this is urgent (New Economics Foundation, 2004).

Exploring Co-production (link not yet available)

Sarah Burns’ ground-breaking look at co-production around the world.

A time banks manifesto for the UK

What would it mean to roll out time banks everywhere (New Economics Foundation, July 2001).

Time Dollar Institute

Edgar Cahn’s own website.