About Public Policy Projects
Public Policy Projects (PPP) is a think tank offering practical analysis and development across a range of sectors, including health, social care, life sciences, net-zero and climate change.
At Public Policy Projects, we believe that good public policy is the essential foundation of an open, liberal society. Most public policy issues are complex and involve difficult choices and trade-offs. There is plenty of scope for honest disagreement about how to balance conflicting interests; it is the role of political leaders to make those choices and accept responsibility for the choices they make. But that system only works when political rhetoric is connected to reality and the programs which are presented to voters represent real options. If voters’ sense that the ideas are unrealistic, or that the implications have not been thought through, they conclude that the political class is at best self-serving and at worst corrupt.
Good public policy addresses the trade-offs and makes the choices explicit so that political leaders can be held to account for the implications of the choices they make. This process requires an understanding of international context. In the age of the internet, Covid and climate change the list of issues which can be addressed at the purely national level is growing shorter all the time. The mission of Public Policy Project is to learn both from our own experience and from the experience of others and to make contributions to the policy debate which address real world choices based on real-world evidence.
A message from our chair, Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell
“The mission of Public Policy Projects is to learn both from our own experience and from the experience of others and to make contributions to the policy debate which address real world choices on the basis of real-world evidence. Good public policy is what connects political aspiration to hard reality. That is what we aim to provide.”
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Executive Chair, Public Policy Projects
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