Successful policy accomplishments are rarely considered newsworthy, but there are plenty of cases where government policy has improved our lives for the better.
Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects -- following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
In Saskatchewan, nuclear research is being conducted with medical and energy applications. The public should be consulted when developing nuclear policy to apply and benefit from these discoveries.
Research around the world shows a consistent pattern of failures in public sector policy and project implementation. Yet we continue to embark upon implementation built on bias and faulty logic.
Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.
Carving up ecosystems or opening them to development puts the survival of species at risk.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
The Australian government provides a safety net of subsidies for elderly Australians unable to fully fund their own care. But will the extra 14,000 home care places in the budget meet demand?
Australia needs a sugar tax, as part of a broader national nutrition policy, to combat the obesity crisis. And the sugar industry is getting in the way.
Recent research found that members of the public have four common explanations for paedophilia or child sexual abuse. But the reality is more complex, with multiple causes often at work.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Patient safety grabbed the attention when plans were mooted to move post-op people out of hospital and into private homes. But the project also moves important work into the shadows.
Theresa May wants to rapidly increase the supply of affordable homes, but will have to tread carefully on Britain's talismanic property wealth.
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
Millions of people are affected by death and dying – but politicians don't want to talk about it.
The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
Dealing with the UK's chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
Could building small affordable dwellings be a part of the solution?
Smaller companies are failing to move quickly into overseas sales. It may be time for government to put its money where its mouth is.