Publications

Published: 8th July 2015
Who can tell you what makes the difference between being a really effective member of a select committee and simply making up the numbers?
Insights from the Institute for Government 2008-15
Published: 2nd July 2015
Winning an election is hard enough, but leading effectively and getting to grips with governing is a whole other challenge – one that can require a completely different set of skills to those used on the campaign trail.
Authors: Nehal Davison
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
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

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