Publications

How governments measured their impact, 2014-15
Gavin Freeguard, Robyn Munro, Emily Andrews
2nd April 2015
In this special Whitehall Monitor report, we look at one element of the Coalition’s performance measurement regime: impact indicators. These, part of each department’s Business Plans (which set out the actions each department would take), were designed ‘to help the public to judge whether our policies and reforms are having the effect they want’, as the May 2011 versions of the Business Plans put it.
How to form and sustain a government after another hung parliament
30th March 2015
The UK once had a highly majoritarian political system, with power alternating between two dominant parties. This has now changed.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Operating under a hung Parliament, and considering early decisions on Whitehall structures and appointments.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Supporting the prime minister, co-ordinating departments and ensuring continued civil service reform.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Considering implementation, testing policy ideas, building in flexibility, improving evidence and addressing long-term challenges.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Good departmental management, strengthening private offices, and the need for better inductions and training.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Handling legacy issues, improving transparency and scrutiny, and developing commercial skills.  
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
The roles and leadership of arm's-length bodies, and the need for further reforms introducing a clear typology and regular reviews.
Cross-departmental responsibilities for improving Whitehall
Julian McCrae, Josh Harris, Emily Andrews
25th March 2015
The capacity to deliver on promises will be essential for whoever forms the next government. Whitehall must improve how it does things across departments to provide this capacity.
Insights from the Connecting Policy with Practice Programme in 2014-15
25th March 2015
Policymaking in Whitehall can seem far removed from the reality of services on the ground.

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