Working to make government more effective

Jo Casebourne

Former director of development

Jo was Director of Development at the Institute until July 2017. She joined in April 2015 and led the Institute’s work on funding, partnerships and on public services. Jo has spent the last 20 years conducting research on public services, innovation, welfare-to-work, employment and skills, disadvantaged groups in the labour market, work-life balance and regeneration. Prior to joining the Institute, Jo was a Director at Nesta for three and a half years, leading the organisation’s research on public services and innovation for social outcomes.

Before joining Nesta, Jo was Director of Research at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion for five years, where she led the organisation's research work, conducting high-profile research and evaluations for central government, local government and charities. She has also been a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Employment Studies and a Researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. Jo has an MA from the University of Cambridge, an MSc from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her PhD compared the Clinton welfare reforms in the US and the Labour Government's welfare reforms in the UK, and their effects on work and poverty.

All work

01 AUG 2016 Report

Local public service reform

Providing much-needed clarity on what would help people involved in integrating public services locally to share experiences and improve outcomes on t

25 MAY 2016 Interview

David Hanson

David Hanson reflects on his time in government for the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect project.

28 JAN 2016 Report

Making devolution deals work

This report looks at how government can decentralise, and at helping different layers of government to work