Publications

The impact of parliamentary committee inquiries on government
Published: 9th June 2015
The research in this report examines the relationship between select committee inquiries and their impact on government during the last parliament.
How governments measured their impact, 2014-15
Published: 2nd April 2015
In this special Whitehall Monitor report, we look at one element of the Coalition’s performance measurement regime: impact indicators.
How to form and sustain a government after another hung parliament
Published: 30th March 2015
The UK once had a highly majoritarian political system, with power alternating between two dominant parties. The vote share of the two large parties has declined dramatically – 35% is now regarded as a winning rather than a losing vote share.
Authors: Akash Paun
Published: 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.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Operating under a hung Parliament, and considering early decisions on Whitehall structures and appointments.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Supporting the prime minister, co-ordinating departments and ensuring continued civil service reform.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Considering implementation, testing policy ideas, building in flexibility, improving evidence and addressing long-term challenges.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Good departmental management, strengthening private offices, and the need for better inductions and training.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Handling legacy issues, improving transparency and scrutiny, and developing commercial skills.  
Authors: Institute for Government
Cross-departmental responsibilities for improving Whitehall
Published: 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 the right support for implementation.

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