Below are links to publications, tools and videos which have been used in CoLab sessions or shared on this blog. Do let us know about your favourite co-production resources so that we can add them here.


For a great grounding in co-production you might like to get yourself a copy of Edgar Cahn’s book, No More Throw Away People: The Co-Production Imperative

There some great papers in this book which you can download for free: Towards Peer Production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Blog posts

Some extracts from Edgar Cahn’s book have been posted on this blog:



This 6 minute animation of The Parable of the Blobs and Squares conveys key messages from Edgar Cahn’s No More Throw Away People.

This 3 minute animation from Spice offers a quick introduction to co-production

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