I've worked in STEM education, skills, careers and diversity policy formulation since 2002. This has ranged from indirect work for Government Departments via professional and learned bodies to independent consultancy. I also had a spell with BSI which is illustrated below. There are two key issues in this area: policy may not always be evidence-informed; and the devil is in the detail. Generic policy may look great, but what often matters is how it is supported, specified and delivered.
Video of 'Economic Benefits of Standards', BSI Group, June 2015.
The video is an example output of policy-related work with BSI and Cebr colleagues in 2015.
Further outputscan be found on the BSI website.