Lauren Cumming is a Researcher to the Commission on 2020 Public Services.
Lauren is the Project Director for the Better Outcomes and Transformation work streams and a researcher for the Commission. Prior to working for 2020, she worked as a research assistant at The Serco Institute, publishing a briefing paper on behavioural economics and public service contracting, and conducting research comparing education markets in six OECD countries. Lauren has a Masters in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.
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COPD: Cautiously Optimistic about Payment on Delivery
About 15% of people my age have a long term condition. A little over two years ago I developed COPD: Cautiously Optimistic about Payment on Delivery, and have been unable to rid myself of the affliction. Thus having published Better Outcomes, a report exploring the what, where and why of payment-by-outcome, I and several colleagues ... more »
the condition of conditionality
Interesting contrast in a couple of news stories coming from the states in the last few days. On the one hand, portents in the Guardian of a difficult 2 years for President Obama in the face of a Republican controlled Congress. On the other, a piece in the New York Times on falling inequality in ... more »
Local Identity – the photographic evidence?
Last night I was speaking at the mining institute in Newcastle at a roundtable discussing themes from LOCAL – a book my Dad and I published recently. The book is a mix of photography (based on an artist-in-residence period at Cumbria County Council), and text (an essay on local politics & identity), and the roundtable ... more »