Catherine Haddon and Peter Riddell examine what happens when a general election leads to a change of government from one political party to another.
The effective management of a country's public finances is a cornerstone of good government.
Over the past five years, Whitehall has produced an unprecedented amount of information about its own corporate performance. But the data emerging from capability reviews, performance reports and staff surveys has rarely been brought together in an accessible format.
The Institute conducted a project examining government performance management from April to November 2008.