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The Institute for Government
is an United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...
independent charity that aims to improve government effectiveness created in 2008. It was initially funded with about £15 million by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust, based in London. The organisation is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, set up to provide funding for charitable causes. Although the organisation is permitted in its Trust Deed to make general grants within this broad...
, at the instigation of Lord David Sainsbury..
The institute's stated aims are to engage with Members of Parliament and top UK civil servants by:
- Supporting the development and skills of senior public servants, politicians and political advisors;
- Conducting and funding research on public administration and government;
- Providing ‘thought leadership’ on effective government through publications, seminars and events.
Its director is Lord Adonis, former Secretary of State for Transport and Schools Minister. Senior Fellows include Dr David Halpern, formerly Chief Analyst in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit
The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit was an elite unit based in the UK Cabinet Office between 2002 and 2010...
and Michael Bichard, Baron Bichard.
On 4 November 2010, the charity was named Think Tank of the Year in Prospect Magazine's annual awards.
The Institute is based at 2 Carlton Gardens
Carlton House Terrace refers to a street in the St. James's district of the City of Westminster in London, England, and in particular to two terraces of white stucco-faced houses on the south side of the street overlooking St. James's Park. These terraces were built in 1827–32 to overall designs by...
in central London
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