Publications

Published: 16th May 2016
This paper looks at the pressures the Government faces in Parliament, public services and spending. 
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The case of the Policy Project
Published: 22nd April 2016
This short report looks at the Policy Project, a cross-agency team in New Zealand, drawing on the Institute for Government’s framework for assessing civil service-wide reforms.
Authors: Nehal Davison
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Archive of interviews with former government ministers
Published: 23rd March 2016
Ministers Reflect is a unique archive of interviews with former government ministers.
Lessons from other European countries
Published: 10th March 2016
In this report, we look at how seven national parliaments across Europe – from countries inside and outside the EU – scrutinise EU legislation.
Published: 1st March 2016
This slideshow presents the results of recent Institute research on government engagement with business.
Published: 22nd February 2016
Being an effective minister means balancing multiple roles and relationships. This briefing paper has been produced as part of the Ministers Reflect project. 
Evidence sharing and learning between the UK’s four governments
Published: 3rd February 2016
In October 2015, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Institute for Government held a joint roundtable event in Cardiff, exploring opportunities for evidence exchange and policy learning between the UK and devolved governments.
Authors: Akash Paun, Jill Rutter, Anna Nicholl
Published: 28th January 2016
UK governments of different types have attempted to create new forms of subnational democracy and to decentralise power for the past two decades. However, by international standards, political control – within England at least – remains highly centralised.
Published: 17th December 2015
This interactive timeline shows the key national attempts to join up public services at a local level from 1997 to 2015.
Harnessing public voice in policy challenges
Published: 16th December 2015
If government can engage citizens more effectively, it can secure more effective and less divisive outcomes. Four drivers for change make it vital to involve citizens in decisions:

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