Publications

16th December 2014
This paper reviews the accumulating evidence of problems in the way the UK makes strategic infrastructure decisions.
Giles Wilkes
2nd December 2014
This report by Giles Wilkes, former special adviser to Vince Cable, analyses the policymaking role of a departmental special adviser.
A data-driven analysis of the size, shape and performance of Whitehall
18th November 2014
The Whitehall Monitor 2014 aims to chart government – using data to analyse the size, shape and performance of Whitehall and present it in an understandable, compelling and useful way.
National security at the centre of government
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
24th October 2014
Problems of housing affordability and ever smaller houses are afflicting an increasing part of the population (mostly young people and people on modest incomes), especially in London and the South
How to make central government units work
14th October 2014
In our report Centre Forward; Effective Support for the Prime Minister at the Centre of Government,  we n
Jennifer Gold
22nd September 2014
Policy implementation failures attract international headlines and undermine the credibility of political administrations.
Institute for Government
19th September 2014
In the end Scotland voted as it had always been expected to.
Future constitutional scenarios for the UK
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
Institute for Government
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. In this paper, we look at the priorities of the main parties for 2015 and beyond. We outline the practical steps they must take to make progress on these priorities, run a more effective government and honour their manifesto commitments.

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