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 Tim Durrant; Jill Rutter; Nick Jones

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how to help government-appointed commissioners succeed in their…

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By Tom Sasse; Catherine Haddon; Gemma Tetlow

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the roadmap out of lockdown and how the…

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By Jess Sargeant; Alex Stojanovic

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what the Act means and how the government…

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By Sarah Nickson

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the gaps and challenges in a partial hotel…

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By Maddy Thimont Jack; Jill Rutter

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the UK government should organise itself to…

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By Various Authors

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government reveals the way the pandemic has changed how government takes…

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By Alex Thomas

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the centralised nature of the UK state…

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By Dr Gemma Tetlow; Thomas Pope

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at packages of support to help with Brexit and…

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The coronavirus crisis – one year on: in conversation with Tony Blair

At this event, hosted by UK think tank, the Institute for Government, Tony Blair will reflect on the last year…

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In conversation with Adam Price MS, Leader of Plaid Cymru

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government is a discussion with Adam Price MS - part of…

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Data Bites #17: getting things done with data in government

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government will feature and discuss various data projects across government.…

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