Publications

Which service features affect the ease of government contracting?
24th January 2013
This working paper identifies six questions that those introducing, adapting or overseeing contractual mechanisms in public services should ask to gain a better understanding of their costs and benefits.  
What government can learn from London 2012
Emma Norris, Jill Rutter, Jonny Medland
22nd January 2013
The Making the Games report tells the story of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It examines the factors behind the success of London 2012 and reflects on what government can learn from it – both in terms of delivering major projects and broader insights into government effectiveness.  
Institute for Government
15th January 2013
This briefing note punctures myths about the Civil Service today and sets out some of our advice on how to achieve successful reform.
Dr Catherine Haddon
5th December 2012
The making policy in opposition project examines how a number of policies that have been developed in opposition – building on the Institute’s case studies of policy making and adding new examples.  
Dr Catherine Haddon
5th December 2012
The making policy in opposition project examines how a number of policies that have been developed in opposition – building on the Institute’s case studies of policy making and adding new examples.
Dr Catherine Haddon
5th December 2012
The making policy in opposition project examines how a number of policies that have been developed in opposition – building on the Institute’s case studies of policy making and adding new examples.  
Sam Sims
27th November 2012
This paper traces the history of quasi-markets in UK secondary education, assesses how closely the current system resembles a fully-formed quasi-market and offers some reflections the way in which policy in this areas has developed over time.
Lessons from New Zealand and Australia
21st November 2012
As the UK government moves forward with its plans to reform civil service accountability, this paper discusses how the Australian and New Zealand governments have approached this issue over the past two decades to inform the debate about reform in the UK.
16th November 2012
This paper traces the history of choice and competition in the further education sector, assesses what we currently know about its impact and draws out some lessons for those seeking to introduce market mechanisms in public services.
14th November 2012
This paper traces the history of competition in the prisons sector, assesses what we currently know about its impact and draws out some lessons for those seeking to introduce greater competition in public services.

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