Publications

Why Britain is so prone to policy reinvention, and what can be done about it
All Change
Published: 14th March 2017
Why policy reinvention leads to huge waste and little progress.
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Published: 16th January 2017
The Government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions.
Authors: Jill Rutter, Bill Dodwell, Paul Johnson, George Crozier, John Cullinane, Alice Lilly, Euan McCarthy
Tackling long-term challenges in government
Published: 14th December 2016
Getting government focused on delivering long-term change
Authors: Oliver Ilott, Emma Norris, Joe Randall, Alex Bleasdale
Universal Credit: From disaster to recovery?
Published: 6th September 2016
An in-depth examination of the ambitious government project to simplify the welfare system.
Published: 6th September 2016
Universal Credit: From disaster to recovery looked at the failure and potential recovery of Universal Credit. In this separate commentary, we look at the wider lessons for government projects.
Published: 1st July 2016
Since Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the focus has been on the economic impact and the ensuing political turmoil. But a series of major government projects, urgent decisions and on-going policy priorities have been thrown into uncertainty.
Authors: Emma Norris
Can lessons from the UK’s reform experience help?
Published: 14th June 2016
This report explores how far and under what conditions more than 40 years of public sector reforms in the UK can help other countries in their own efforts to improve policymaking.
Authors: Peter Thomas, Caterina Alari
Published: 1st March 2016
This slideshow presents the results of recent Institute research on government engagement with business.
Authors: Chris Wajzer , Robyn Munro, Alice John
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
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:
Authors: Oliver Ilott, Emma Norris

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