Smart Thinking aggregates on one platform all the latest public policy research and analysis from the leading UK think tanks.

In offering this platform, Smart Thinking is curating UK think tank content for the first time, with the aim of stimulating vigorous debate and reaching as wide an audience as possible.

Please note that Smart Thinking does not condone any one view or report in providing this platform. All views are the think tanks’ own.

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The EU, NATO and European security in a time of war

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at a new political and

Public participation in climate budgeting

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at experiences of public participation in Bangladesh, Indonesia

A levels and university access 2022

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at whether efforts have gone far enough

Supporting small food businesses to build resilience during crises

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Development Studies looks at delivering affordable, nutritious food

Room to grow

This report from the Work Foundation looks at removing barriers to training for people on universal credit.

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This event, hosted by UK think tank IfG, explores the purpose of the public appointments system is,

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This event, hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government, will discuss building a diverse and inclusive

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A new case for containment in Iran – moving beyond the status quo

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society, will discuss where we are in

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