Working to make government more effective

Nehal Davison

Programme Director

Nehal is the programme director leading the Institute's work on policy making. Before joining the Institute, Nehal spent seven years working in the New Zealand government. She was a principal policy advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for five years where she led policies on skills, employment and labour market issues. Before that, she worked on a range of whole-of-government reform agendas in New Zealand’s Public Service Commission and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Prior to moving to New Zealand, Nehal worked at the Institute from 201217 where she led work on public services, civil service reform and ministerial development. She has also worked in PwC’s Advisory Practice, Demos Think Tank and the British Council. She holds a MPhil in International Relations, a History degree and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

All work

25 FEB 2017 Report

Performance Tracker: Spring 2017

Until recently the Government managed to maintain the quality of public services while controlling spending. But this approach has now run out of stea

19 DEC 2016 Interview

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan reflects on her time in government for the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect project.

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

21 APR 2016 Report

Whole-of-government reforms in New Zealand

This short report looks at the Policy Project, a cross-agency team in New Zealand, drawing on the Institute for Government’s framework for assessing c