Publications

Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Operating under a hung Parliament, and considering early decisions on Whitehall structures and appointments.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Considering implementation, testing policy ideas, building in flexibility, improving evidence and addressing long-term challenges.
Institute for Government
26th March 2015
Handling legacy issues, improving transparency and scrutiny, and developing commercial skills.  
Institute for Government
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.
Cross-departmental responsibilities for improving Whitehall
Julian McCrae, Josh Harris, Emily Andrews
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 this capacity.
Insights from the Connecting Policy with Practice Programme in 2014-15
25th March 2015
Policymaking in Whitehall can seem far removed from the reality of services on the ground.
Recommendations for a new contract default
Institute for Government
24th March 2015
In August 2014, the Institute for Government convened a taskforce to looks at ways to increase the transparency of outsourced service provision. This publication presents the work of the taskforce and recommends a set of standardised provisions to enhance transparency in government contracts.
Strengthening Whitehall’s top-level structures and processes
9th March 2015
This report examines the impact of structural reforms on government effectiveness.
Priorities for reforming arm’s-length government in the UK
4th March 2015
When the Coalition came to power in 2010, it outlined a series of measures to reform arm’s-length government in the UK, popularly characterised as another “bonfire of the quangos”.
The creation of a delivery unit by Haringey Council, London: a case study
Zina Etheridge, Peter Thomas
26th February 2015
This InsideOUT report examines how a delivery unit modelled on the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) was set up by Haringey Council in north London.

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