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We believe that co-production is a better model for public services and communities.

"Co-production is about professionals and citizens making better use of each other’s assets, resources and contributions to achieve better outcomes or improved efficiency."

Governance International

How the Co-Production Star toolkit helps you to improve public outcomes

Our toolkit shows you how to harness citizen power in order to improve public outcomes. The Four Co’s in the inner ring of the Co-Production Star provide an integrated co-commission, co-design, co-deliver, co-assess cycle of co-production for your service or local area. They offer people accessing services, local communities, staff and elected politicians different roles for making use of their strengths and capabilities.

The Five Steps in the outer ring of the Co-Production Star provide you with tools and case studies how to implement the Four Co’s to improve outcomes:


Download our Co-Production Star briefing note (pdf). We're happy to send you a hard copy. 

If you require further information on the Co-Production Star toolkit please contact



Training Portfolio

Governance International delivers a range of briefing and training programmes targeted at different stakeholders to get their buy-in and support their co-production journey.


Our portfolio includes:

Our training is inter-active and provides participants with inspiring case studies on good practice in co-production from the UK and internationally.  

For further information on our training offer please contact

"The Governance International Toolkit provides very practical ways of implementing co-production in public services. We have commissioned Governance International to run a highly successful series of training workshops which are helping local councils and their partners to build on their existing co-production initiatives and learn lessons from best practice elsewhere."

Gerry Power, Director, Joint Improvement Team, Scotland

Become a CitizenPoweredCouncil in the UK

Governance International is launching a new initiative in the UK to support local councils to grow co-production across local public services and neighbourhoods. We offer commissioners, service providers and local communities a tested Co-Production Star toolkit, more than 55 good practice cases and evidence-based research to co-commission, co-design, co-deliver and co-assess improved citizen outcomes. Download our CitizenPoweredCouncil briefing note and contact for further information.

Governance International is the leading European centre for consultancy, training and research on user and community co-production. Its publications have become the standard sources for understanding the potential of co-production to improve outcomes and reduce service costs. The Governance International Co-production Star takes you through a tested five-stage transformation programme which will embed co-production in your commissioning, design, delivery and assessment of services.

Explore our pilot PRESENT with East Dunbartonshire Council, the East Dunbartonshire dementia network and the former Joint Improvement Team to understand how a full co-production approach has improved the wellbeing of people living with dementia in East Dunbartonshire.

In Wales we have partnered with Public Governance Wales to realise the ‘community leadership’ role of Welsh local government. We support councils in Wales to co-produce improved wellbeing outcomes with communities for the benefit of current and future generations drawing on a strong heritage of community participation in Wales.

Download our Wales CitizenPoweredCouncil briefing note and contact Rebecca David-Knight at

Join the CitizenPoweredCity Network in Europe

Our European initiative aims at enabling your city to improve local outcomes in partnership with other innovative cities in Europe guided by the step-by-step approach of the Co-Production Star. We will be working with Consulting Territorial Europe in France and local partners in different European countries to support your co-production journey and to facilitate European network meetings after each step of the Co-Production Star. 

Interested? Download our CitizenPoweredCity briefing note in several languages:

English version

French version

Spanish version

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