Evidence sharing and learning between the UK’s four governments
Published: 3rd February 2016
In October 2015, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Institute for Government held a joint roundtable event in Cardiff, exploring opportunities for evidence exchange and policy learning between the UK and devolved governments.
Authors: Akash Paun, Jill Rutter, Anna Nicholl
Published: 28th January 2016
UK governments of different types have attempted to create new forms of subnational democracy and to decentralise power for the past two decades. However, by international standards, political control – within England at least – remains highly centralised.
Authors: Joe Randall, Dr Jo Casebourne
Published: 17th December 2015
This interactive timeline shows the key national attempts to join up public services at a local level from 1997 to 2015.
Harnessing public voice in policy challenges
Published: 16th December 2015
If government can engage citizens more effectively, it can secure more effective and less divisive outcomes. Four drivers for change make it vital to involve citizens in decisions:
The Coalition in 163 charts
Published: 19th November 2015
Whitehall Monitor aims to chart government – literally. We analyse and visualise numbers from and about government – on everything from staff numbers to public perceptions.
Authors: Gavin Freeguard, Dr Emily Andrews, Dan Devine, Robyn Munro, Joe Randall
The 2015 Spending Review
Published: 13th November 2015
It is not obvious that the 2015 Spending Review will allow the Government to, in the Chancellor’s words, ‘deliver more with less’, but it is certainly clear that it intends to manage with less. This report considers the changes that the Government must make if it is to keep its...
Authors: Daniel Thornton, Jonathan Pearson, Dr Emily Andrews
Perennial challenges and insights on how to tackle them
Published: 4th November 2015
This early discussion paper synthesises the existing literature on the barriers to joining up public services around local, citizen needs and insights on how to tackle them.
Published: 26th October 2015
Our research has highlighted a lack of practical information and support for those designing, managing and stewarding public service markets across central and local government. Our interactive diagnostic tool allow you to analyse a particular public service market in depth
Authors: Katie Thorpe
Assessing how government uses evidence to make policy
Published: 21st October 2015
This report explores the possibility of developing a rapid assessment tool to rate government departments on their use of evidence in policy decisions, to show which ones use evidence well and which less well, and in doing so highlight and celebrate good practice while...
Published: 21st October 2015
In partnership with practitioners from a number of research organisations and Parliament, we have produced a framework that offers a rapid assessment tool to rate government departments on how transparent they are in the use of evidence in policy decisions.


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