Working to make government more effective


Civil service reform and accountability

Our recommendations for how the civil service can be improved, including on the accountability between the civil service, ministers and parliament.

Our research, events and commentary focus on the most effective ways to reform the civil service so that it achieves better results for ministers and the public.

We look at every aspect of civil service reform, such as accountability between ministers and officials; performance and evaluation in the civil service; the interchange of skills between the civil service and other sectors; and diversity and inclusion in the civil service. Our latest findings are summarised in our annual Whitehall Monitor report.

Whitehall Monitor 2024

Our annual, data-driven assessment of the UK civil service – how it has changed and performed, and its priorities for the future.

The front cover of Whitehall Monitor 2024.