Publications

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
The World’s Biggest Quango cover
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
public-private COVER
Published: 17th November 2017
Why a bias towards private infrastructure finance exists in government, and how this can be addressed.
CBA infrastructure cover
Published: 20th September 2017
Government must get better at valuing the costs and benefits of infrastructure.
Conclusions from six UK case studies
Published: 29th June 2017
Weak processes are leading to the wrong projects and contested decisions, wasting government time and taxpayer's money.
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.
Authors: Emma Norris, Robert Adam

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