The Institute for Government is the UK’s leading independent think tank working to make government more effective.
Through in-depth analysis, expert commentary and influential public events, we explore how government works – and how it can work better.
Our team conducts rigorous evidence-based research and data analysis, brings together key decision makers to share insight and expertise, and sets out fresh ideas and constructive recommendations to help senior politicians and public servants improve the way government works.
Our IfG Academy programme provides opportunities for ministers, shadow ministers and senior civil servants to understand their roles, and develop skills to better equip them for life in government.
We also work with academic researchers, charities, businesses and international audiences to help them understand how government and policy making works.
The Institute was awarded the Political Studies Association’s Political Communicator of the Year for 2021-22. In 2019, it was Think Tank of the Year at Prospect’s 2019 Think Tank Awards; and in 2018, it was the 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 Dr Hannah White OBE.