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

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This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government assess how nine public services in England have coped with…

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By Rosa Hodgkin; Jill Rutter

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at a coherent tax strategy to help the transition…

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By Tim Durrant; Jack Pannell; Jeremy Mills-Sheehy; Samuel Olajugba

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how government departments are failing to live up…

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By Eleanor Shearer; Paul Shepley; Teresa Soter

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at five questions about what the government means by…

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By Thomas Pope; Teresa Soter

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how borrowing on international markets would affect an…

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By Gemma Tetlow; Teresa Soter

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the currency choice for a newly independent Scotland.…

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By Bronwen Maddox; Alex Thomas; Catherine Haddon; Tim Durrant

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what does Boris Johnson’s new cabinet mean for…

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By Matthew Gill; Grant Dalton

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at process for public appointments. This report sets out…

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