Bennett Institute for Public Policy
Climate law and public policy innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals: accelerating pre-CoP27 Paris Agreement compliance
The science is clear. Human activities, particularly rising emissions levels due to fossil fuel combustion and other embedded high carbon intensity economic systems, are causing dangerous consequences. This paper argues that institutes of all kinds must play a critical role in scaling up contributions to...
What is the value of data? A review of empirical methods
The widespread availability of data and analytics has extended into the public sector and policy-making. This policy brief summarises the various methods being used in practice to value datasets and how they compare.
You’re not speaking my language: policy discontinuity and coordination gaps between the UK’s national economic strategies and its place-based policies
Lack of consistency and coordination has long been noted as a failing of UK government policies, but it has previously been difficult to assess the extent of the policy discontinuity. In this paper, the authors present evidence from text analysis of a startling lack of...
Crypto, Web3 and the metaverse
This policy brief offers a clear explanation of the core concepts of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, web3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, and the policy implications.
A framework for reviewing the UK constitution
This is the first paper to be published as part of the Institute for Government/Bennett Institute review of the UK constitution. It looks at the purpose of constitutions, how the UK constitution fulfils that purpose and some of the key problems that have been revealed...