Institute for Government
How to abolish a public body: ten lessons from previous restructures
Public bodies are frequently abolished, but there is little public guidance on how to do this. This report sets out ten practical lessons to help ministers and civil servants to decide when abolitions should happen and then to manage them well.
Government communications in 2023 and beyond
This paper reflects the themes of a private roundtable held at the Institute for Government in November 2022 and a small number of associated interviews. It looks at how government communications can be most effective, including by considering the role of the Government Communication Service...
Data sharing during coronavirus: lessons for government
This report synthesises the lessons from six case studies and other research on government data sharing during the pandemic. It finds that current legislation, such as the Digital Economy Act and UK General Data Protection Regulation, does not constitute a barrier to data sharing.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: summary of a private roundtable
This paper summarises a roundtable discussion held in the UK in the summer of 2022 about General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR), a data- sharing initiative that the NHS launched in 2021.
Diversity and inclusion in the think tank sector
Diversity is vital for research organisations. It is important that think tanks reflect the wider population and that their work can represent a broad range of experiences. Efforts have already been made to improve diversity in the sector, but it is clear that much more...