National security at the centre of government
Published: 4th November 2014
The National Security Council (NSC) was one of the coalition government’s first creations in May 2010.
The Political Economy of Housing in England
Published: 24th October 2014
This paper examines the problem of housing affordability. It presents new empirical evidence which suggests the risk of distortions in the planning system in favour of homeowners is real and economically significant.
How to make central government units work
Published: 14th October 2014
In our report, The Special Ones, we draw on the experiences of those who have run and worked in special units to distil seven pieces of advice on how to make a special unit work.
Published: 22nd September 2014
Policy implementation failures attract international headlines and undermine the credibility of political administrations.
Authors: Jen Gold
Published: 19th September 2014
In the end Scotland voted as it had always been expected to.
Authors: Institute for Government
Future constitutional scenarios for the UK
Published: 11th September 2014
This new paper analyses 16 future constitutional scenarios for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from Scottish independence to various models for further devolution.
What the party manifestos must address in 2015
Published: 10th September 2014
At the Institute for Government we have identified a series of common problems and dilemmas that face, and will face, governments of all parties if they are to achieve their goals.
Authors: Institute for Government
A briefing note
Published: 9th September 2014
This briefing note explains the pressures facing public services, and the process by which public spending decisions are taken – and explains five changes needed for the next spending review to be effective.
A data-driven analysis of Whitehall and the devolved administrations
Published: 29th August 2014
This report is the first publication in our Governing After the Referendum programme of work, and is a collaboration with the Institute’s Whitehall Monitor.
Lessons from four case studies of policy implementation
Published: 17th July 2014
This report focuses on how to improve policy implementation, drawing upon four case studies of social justice policy. It considers the particular challenges and issues of implementing social justice policy and identifies eleven lessons for how ministers and officials can give...


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