Policy Brief

TIPC Policy Brief: Transforming Experimentation: Experimental Policy Engagements and Transformative Outcomes


In a TIP approach policy experimentation is needed
at all stages of transformation. This research briefing
provides an overview of the various practices,
rationales and approaches associated with
experimentation and gives some examples in practice
from TIPC member countries. These are termed
‘Experimental Policy Engagements’ (EPEs). It proposes
that individual and a portfolio of EPEs can lever specific
transformative outcomes, which connect to three
processes of transformation: successful niche building,
niche expansion and embedding, and destabilisation
and opening up of socio-technical regimes. It proposes
12 ‘Transformative Outcomes’.
The work itself is experimental and we plan to further
develop the understanding and usefulness of the
transformative outcomes by working in practice in a
co-creation process with TIPC members.
This briefing has been adapted from a longer report
published by the authors in March 2019.

Publication Year: 2019