Organisation

Institute for Government

Policy report

Policy making in a digital world

Drawing on interviews with policy experts and digital specialists inside and outside government, this report argues that better use of data and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, would improve policy makers’ understanding of problems like coronavirus and climate change, and aid collaboration with colleagues...
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Support for business during the coronavirus crisis: an international comparison

This report summarises how national and subnational governments in nine advanced economies have so far supported businesses during the crisis through grants, tax cuts and tax deferrals, loans and equity stakes.
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Decision making in a crisis

The coronavirus pandemic required the UK government to take high-stakes decisions under conditions that make good policy making hard. This report examines three key groups of decisions made by the government in its early response to the pandemic: the economic support package, the commitment to...
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How fit were public services for coronavirus?

This report, produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy, sets out an assessment of how prepared and resilient UK public services, such as the NHS, schools and the police, were for the pandemic.
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Missing numbers in children’s services

This report explores what data is available on children’s centres and youth services, and how government might overcome the barriers they face improving this data.