Publications

The civil service as it faces Brexit
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Published: 26th January 2017
The Government is trying to do too much as it prepares for Brexit, according to our analysis of how Whitehall is performing.
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, Emily Andrews, Dan Devine, Robyn Munro, Joe Randall
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.
A data-driven analysis of the size, shape and performance of Whitehall
Published: 18th November 2014
The Whitehall Monitor 2014 aims to chart government – using data to analyse the size, shape and performance of Whitehall and present it in an understandable, compelling and useful way.
Authors: Gavin Freeguard, Petr Bouchal, Robyn Munro, Caragh Nimmo, Julian McCrae
Annual commentary and analysis on the size, shape and performance of Whitehall
Published: 29th August 2013
This report aims to build a systematic framework for thinking about the effectiveness of Whitehall. It focuses on the three elements needed to judge effectiveness: the resources Whitehall has available to it (inputs), what it does with them (outputs) and whether it achieves its...
Authors: Justine Stephen, Petr Bouchal, David Bull