MPP work placement supporters

The following organisations are supporting the MPP through providing work placements for the inaugural class (2013 – 2014). We are very grateful to all of these organisations for making this part of the programme possible.

For organisations who wish to discuss providing a placement for the 2014 – 2015 class please contact Dr Finbarr Livesey, Deputy Director of the MPP (

AAAS Science International (ASI) is the Cambridge-based affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of Science magazine.

Allia is a non-profit organisation that creates opportunities to attract investment for social benefit. It has two core, complementary aims: 1. To raise investment in order to fund the activities of organisations delivering social impact; 2. To encourage individual and corporate citizens to participate in creating social change through the use of their capital.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

The Cabinet Office is the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas including the reform and efficiency of public services, supporting the growth of civil society and co-ordinating National Security issues.

Cambridge Econometrics specialises in the application of economic modelling and data analysis techniques to the needs of clients in business and government. The company was established in 1978 to provide commercial access to applied economics research in the University of Cambridge, in particular to the work carried out in developing the Cambridge Multisectoral Dynamic Model of the British economy (MDM-E3). The company is now majority-owned by a charity, the Cambridge Trust for the Promotion of New Thinking in Economics.

CentreForum is an independent educational charity seeking to promote effective public policy development and implementation in the economic, social and political sciences.

Connecting Cambridgeshire is a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach to ensuring that the county is positioned for businesses, residents and public services to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital age.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Vocational Education directorate

The Employer Ownership Team sits within the Vocational Education directorate within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The team works to make the vocational education system more responsive to employer needs.

The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues.

The Department for Transport is at the heart of the Government’s growth agenda. We sponsor key infrastructure programmes to support economic growth and meet future transport needs, as well as supporting vital transport services for businesses and consumers.

The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole. It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.

IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is the UK’s leading progressive thinktank. IPPR is an independent charitable organisation with more than 40 staff members, paid interns and visiting fellows.

The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

Natural England is the UK Government’s statutory adviser on the natural environment in England. It is their job to marshal evidence and analysis and to provide science-based advice to the Government to “ensure that the natural environment is enhanced conserved and managed, for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development” (Natural Environment and Rural Communities, Act 2006).

New Economics Foundation (nef) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. It aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.

The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) was set up to help public, charity and industry research funders work in partnership with NIHR infrastructure. It also ensures that NIHR-supported Centres, Units, Facilities and Networks can work together to help drive the flow of innovative research for patient benefit.

Oxfam GB is a leading international NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the delivery of aid and development work. Our approach is a flexible and holistic one. We aim to address what people living in poverty say they need and equally to support them in their own attempts to bring about positive change and realise their rights, including gender equity.

Reform is an independent, charitable, non-party think tank whose mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity. Our aim is to produce research of outstanding quality on the core issues of the economy, health, education and law and order and on the right balance between government and individual; and to communicate it to politicians and opinion formers in all parties and none in order to create a consensus for reform. We are determinedly independent and strictly non-party in our approach.

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of 1400 outstanding individuals from all areas of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine, who form a global scientific network of the highest calibre. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles: as the UK’s national academy of science, as a learned society, and as a funding agency. The Society has a long track record of providing scientific advice to policy makers. Its earliest report, on the state of Britain’s forests, was published in 1664.

The GeoInformation Group is a leading provider of geospatial information products and services. Home to Cities Revealed, UKMap and Training4GIS.

The Woolf Institute, established in 1998, is a global leader in addressing one of the most pressing and rewarding challenges of our time: the current and historical relationships that exist between the faith-traditions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, with special reference to Europe and the Middle East.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

YouGov is the authoritative measure of public opinion and consumer behaviour. It is their ambition to supply a live stream of continuous, accurate data and insight into what people are thinking and doing all over the world, all of the time, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people that sustain them.

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