Published: 14th September 2015
This paper provides an analytical framework to shed light on the institutional roots of persistent policy problems. Drawing on insights from political economy and political science we consider options for reform and how they might come about. And we apply our framework to two...
Authors: Miguel Coelho
Published: 8th July 2015
Who can tell you what makes the difference between being a really effective member of a select committee and simply making up the numbers?
Insights from the Institute for Government 2008-15
Published: 2nd July 2015
Winning an election is hard enough, but leading effectively and getting to grips with governing is a whole other challenge – one that can require a completely different set of skills to those used on the campaign trail.
Authors: Nehal Davison
Case studies from the 2010-15 parliament
Published: 9th June 2015
This paper is published to accompany our report, Select Committees Under Scrutiny: The impact of parliamentary committee inquiries on government. 
The impact of parliamentary committee inquiries on government
Published: 9th June 2015
The research in this report examines the relationship between select committee inquiries and their impact on government during the last parliament.
How governments measured their impact, 2014-15
Published: 2nd April 2015
In this special Whitehall Monitor report, we look at one element of the Coalition’s performance measurement regime: impact indicators.
How to form and sustain a government after another hung parliament
Published: 30th March 2015
The UK once had a highly majoritarian political system, with power alternating between two dominant parties. The vote share of the two large parties has declined dramatically – 35% is now regarded as a winning rather than a losing vote share.
Authors: Akash Paun
Published: 26th March 2015
Operating under a hung Parliament, and considering early decisions on Whitehall structures and appointments.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Supporting the prime minister, co-ordinating departments and ensuring continued civil service reform.
Authors: Institute for Government
Published: 26th March 2015
Considering implementation, testing policy ideas, building in flexibility, improving evidence and addressing long-term challenges.
Authors: Institute for Government


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