Chief spells out expanded role of reformed policy unit


    The Standard 1 Nov 2018

    The Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office has placed more emphasis on outreach and listening to the views of think tanks compared to its predecessor, the Central Policy Unit, its head Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee said.

    Speaking at the Master Insight forum, Fung said Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor reformed the old unit because she wanted policies to be down-to-earth and did not want all bureaus working on their own.

    "We do policy researches as the Central Policy Unit did, but we also do outreach by visiting different think tanks, which often say that nobody follows up on their research," Fung said. ......

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