Working to make government more effective

Oliver Davies

Former research assistant

Oliver was a research assistant working on our Whitehall Monitor and data-viz analysis. He graduated from the University of York with a BA in History in 2019. Since then he has been working in retail, and will be joining the civil service as a generalist on the Civil Service Fast Stream at the end of the year. 

All work

12 APR 2024 Explainer

Ministerial directions

Ministerial directions are formal instructions telling departments to proceed with a spending proposal, despite objection from permanent secretaries.

24 JUL 2020 Explainer

Major projects in government

Major projects in government are large-scale development initiatives that aim to modernise and strengthen the UK’s infrastructure.