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Image: small strategy unit logo Personal Responsibility and Changing Behaviour: the state of knowledge and its implications for public policy

This discussion paper aregues that that the efficacy of government policy may be significantly enhanced - and public behaviour positively influenced - by the application of more sophisticated approaches to support individuals and communities in changing behaviours.

To be effective and acceptable, such approaches need to be built around co-production and a sense of partnership between state, individuals and communities.

Discussion Paper: Personal Responsibility and Changing Behaviour: the state of knowledge and its implications for public policy (pdf, 352kb) February 2004

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