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 Georgina Wright; Joe Owen

This latest report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the joint committee established by the UK…

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By Nicholas Timmins

This latest report from UK think tank looks at how to make Universal Credit work better. The government should cancel…

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By Nick Davies; Tom Sasse; Colm Britchfield

This latest report from UK think tank Institute for Government warns the government risks another Carillion situation. The government has…

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By Graham Atkins; Thomas Pope; Gemma Tetlow

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how government departments may struggle to spend their…

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By Tom Sasse; Tim Durrant; Emma Norris; Ketaki Zodgekar

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government makes the case for keeping ministers in post longer.…

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By Various authors

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government is the seventh annual Whitehall Monitor, which collects and…

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By Georgina Wright; Alex Stojanovic; David Klemperer

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the UK can influence the EU…

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This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the next phase of Brexit after 31…

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