Lessons from IFG's policy success reunions
3rd January 2012
This report looks at what we can learn from policy successes.
A 2011 Global Ranking of Soft Power
1st December 2011
Over the course of its twenty-one year existence, Joseph Nye’s ‘soft power’ has garnered a dedicated following among international relations thinkers.
Finding quality candidates for the police and crime commissioner elections
18th November 2011
This paper makes 11 recommendations for Police and Crime Commissioner candidate selection.
How do – and how should – British political parties select their parliamentary candidates?
14th November 2011
This report discusses how the three main British political parties select their parliamentary candidates, and assesses the impact of various reforms they have introduced into their candidate selection processes in recent years.
Reflections on the 2010 UK general election - and looking forward to 2015
10th November 2011
Transitions: Lessons Learned by Catherine Haddon and Peter Riddell covers the long run-up to the 2010 election, the unexpected dramas of the Coalition negotiations in ‘the five days in May', and the aftermath as the new ministers adapted to the challenges of office.
Departmental Business Plans one year on
8th November 2011
The Institute believes the Business Plans represent a positive step towards a more open and transparent form of government.
Is economics influential enough in government decision making?
17th October 2011
Economics as a discipline is fundamentally about ways to allocate scarce resources.
How publicly funded services can take a whole systems approach
6th October 2011
In 2010 and 2011, Emily Miles spent eight weeks meeting people in the USA, Canada and India who were funded by the public sector and working collaboratively.
Lessons from the first twelve years of devolved government in Scotland
23rd September 2011
It is twelve years since the establishment of the new administration in Scotland. Over that time, Scotland has started to do things very differently from the UK.
A discussion paper for the party conferences 2011
16th September 2011
This paper presents a summary of the provisional conclusions from an Institute for Government project on how the three major political parties select their parliamentary candidates.