Working to make government more effective

Nick Davies

Programme Director

Nick is the programme director leading the Institute’s work on public services and outsourcing. He has also previously overseen research on infrastructure. Before joining the Institute, Nick led the public services team at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has also worked at Children England, London Youth and as a parliamentary researcher for an MP. 

Nick is a regular commentator in print, on the radio and TV, for outlets including BBC News, Sky News, Times Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, the Guardian and the Telegraph

All work

30 OCT 2023 Report chapter

Performance Tracker 2023: Prisons

Poor long-term planning means prison populations have exploded, with dire consequences for rehabilitation and prisoner safety.

30 OCT 2023 Report chapter

Performance Tracker 2023: Summary

Public services are crumbling in the face of workforce problems, years of underinvestment, and current spending plans. A new approach is needed.