Rising expectations, declining resources, an ageing population, widening disparity in incomes – current and future generations are facing intractable challenges, and public institutions don’t have all the answers.
We can think of problems in two ways:
Working with Made Open, Monmouthshire County Council are bringing partners from different backgrounds, sectors and geographies together to explore the benefits of a collective approach; where institutions provide the platform and the backbone for a broader collection of partners to come together and define problems.
Already, the Made Open Monmouthshire platform is beginning to stimulate energy and give rise to a more networked environment uniting around a common purpose – a better place.
As enablers in a wider system that has the foresight and capacity to tackle some of Monmouthshire’s biggest challenges, Monmouthshire County Council are working with Made Open and forming an academic partnership to underpin their thinking with the rigour often lacking in public policy.
By bringing together thinking and experience from different geographies and political systems, Monmouthshire hope to be able to test this approach in different settings and accelerate learning.
Some of the challenges we are currently working on together include: