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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By Alice Lilly; Gemma Tetlow; Oliver Davies; Thomas Pope

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the impact of coronavirus on the UK’s public…

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By Akash Paun; Kelly Shuttleworth

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at reform to the principle of legislative consent at…

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By Thomas Pope; Alex Stojanovic

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the future of subsidy control in the UK.…

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By Tom Sasse; Jill Rutter; Marcus Shepheard; Emma Norris

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what is needed to make the commitment to…

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By Sarah Nickson; Alex Thomas; Erenie Mullens-Burgess

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at first responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus…

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By James Kane

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at why the UK government needs an agreed domestic…

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By Nick Davies; Graham Atkins; Benoit Guerin; Sukhvinder Sodhi

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how prepared services like the NHS, schools and…

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By Gavin Freeguard; Colm Britchfield

This report, from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how better data could improve outcomes for children…

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