Working to make government more effective

Sameer Aiyar-Majeed

Research Assistant

Sameer is a research assistant on the civil service and policy making team. He is mostly working on the Institute's annual Whitehall Monitor and the Commission on the Centre of Government, with a particular focus on the government's digital and data capabilities and the hiring of external consultants. 
Before joining the institute, Sameer interned in the bus funding division of the Department for Transport on the fast stream summer internship programme and completed an MSc in natural sciences and philosophy of science.

All work

09 MAY 2024 Analysis paper

Who runs Whitehall?

A data-led examination of the permanent secretaries and directors general in Whitehall’s 19 main ministerial departments.

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 2

Recommendations for civil service reform covering the workforce, ministers, the centre of government, policy making, digital and AI, and resilience.

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 1

Analysis of how the civil service continued to change in 2023 - including its size, structure, turnover and budgets.