Publications

Making decisions on infrastructure
How to be a minister
Published: 18th July 2018
How can ministers responsible for infrastructure policy make better decisions?
Using behavioural science to improve how governments make decisions
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Published: 11th July 2018
Governments are increasingly using behavioural insights to design, enhance and reassess their policies and services.
Authors: Michael Hallsworth, Mark Egan, Jill Rutter, Julian McCrae
Published: 22nd June 2018
Why has reforming working-age social security proved so hard? What lessons can be learnt for future reform from what has worked – and what has not worked so well – in the past? 
Authors: Nicholas Timmins, Paul Gray
Published: 21st June 2018
A parliamentary inquiry is likely to be the best way to secure long-term funding for health and social care.
Authors: Nick Davies, Lucy Campbell, Chris McNulty
Published: 5th June 2018
Government can improve the way it uses academic evidence and expertise in forming policy.
The first five years of NHS England
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Published: 24th May 2018
The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England.
Published: 6th February 2018
How competing needs and perspectives can be balanced to improve three vital aspects of infrastructure policy: time, quality and cost.
Authors: Nick Davies, Graham Atkins, Dr Daniel Slade
How to get better private finance deals for infrastructure
Published: 17th January 2018
Ministers are hampering progress towards their own objective of increasing private investment in UK infrastructure at a good price.
Published: 12th December 2017
Government has spent £639m on public inquiries over the last 30 years. However, the process for following up on recommendations is inadequate.
How to design an infrastructure strategy
Published: 1st December 2017
The Government should create a new commission to involve local people in major infrastructure projects.
Authors: Nick Davies, Dr Daniel Slade

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