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.

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The commercial edge

This report from UK think tank Localis and Human Engine looks at renewing the case for the

Using targets to improve public services

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at whether government targets in public

Government reform

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what the Declaration on Government

A new moment for defamation law reform in Northern Ireland?

This article by UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at the potential for, and importance

The answers to Dominic Cummings’s critique

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government provides details on 10 essential reforms to

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This event, hosted by UK think tank Onward will explore how we can support young people to overcome

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This event, hosted by UK think tank the IFG will discuss what 'levelling up' means and how

Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice

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This event, hosted by UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute will discuss the role of technology

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This event, hosted by UK think tank the EPI will explore how we can support a whole

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