Institute for Government

The Institute for Government is the leading think tank working to make government more effective.

We conduct research (drawing on the experience of governments worldwide), publish reports, and hold high-profile public events and many private, high-level meetings. We work closely with people in Westminster, Whitehall and around the UK including ministers, MPs, special advisers and civil servants to bring about change.

Our research focuses on the big governance challenges of the day and on finding new ways to help government improve, rethink and sometimes see things differently.

Our learning and development programme provides a range of opportunities to help ministers, senior civil servants and their teams to govern and lead more effectively.

The Institute’s current work programme focuses on:

  • Ministers and opposition
  • Civil service
  • Parliament
  • Brexit
  • Policy making
  • Outsourcing
  • Public services
  • Devolution

The Institute was awarded Think Tank of the Year at Prospect’s 2019 Think Tank Awards. In 2018, we were winner of the best UK economic think tank award at Prospect’s 2018 Think Tank Awards.

The Institute was founded in 2008 and is led by Bronwen Maddox.

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Recent Reports

By Giles Wilkes

This report from the UK think tank Institute for Government looks at the impact on businesses of a no-deal Brexit.…

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By Jess Sargeant; Akash Paun; James Wilson; Joe Owen

This report from the UK think tank Institute for Government looks at the potential impact of a no deal Brexit…

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By Dr Catherine Haddon

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government provides advice on access talks between the opposition and…

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By Jess Sargeant; Jill Rutter

This report from the UK think tank Institute for Government takes a look at Northern Ireland since the fall of…

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By Martin Wheatley; Tess Kidney Bishop; Tom McGee

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the Treasury's role in public spending. Public…

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By Various authors

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what has worked and what needs reform…

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By Joe Marshall; Alice Lilly; Maddy Thimont Jack; Hannah White

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government is the second annual monitor of Parliament's activity. In…

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By Graham Atkins

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at pressures on public services in terms of…

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