The new Prime Minister will come into office amid a genuine political crisis. Rather than postponing the modernisation of government, he must prioritise structural changes at the heart of his administration as the key to delivering Brexit and getting a grip on the domestic agenda. In a new report, our GovernUp project sets out the ten most pressing Whitehall reform priorities.
Nick Herbert in The Evening Standard: ‘International Aid helps the UK as well as those countries in need’.
Nick Herbert on ConservativeHome: ‘The question isn’t whether aid works. It does. The question is how it can work better’.
Guardian report: ‘Tory MP hits back at right wing foreign aid critics’.
The Project for Modern Democracy today publishes the first report of its Global Development Challenge project. The report on the effectiveness of development aid suggests it has a long-term positive effect on growth and poverty reduction, and that criticism that aid does not work is unsupported by the weight of academic evidence.
The Project for Modern Democracy will be running three new research projects starting in early 2018.
Our Planning Change project will consider the radical planning reform needed to enable more homes to be built while maintaining essential countryside protections.
Morality and Markets
Our Morality and Markets project will consider how capitalism and free markets can be made to work for everyone in the age of globalisation.
Justice and Security
Our Justice and Security project will explore the reforms needed to deliver justice and keep citizens safe in a world of changing threats.
These are in addition to our three existing projects:
Our GovernUp project is considering the far-reaching reforms needed in Whitehall and beyond to enable more effective and efficient government.
Global Development Challenge
Our Global Development Challenge project is investigating the effectiveness of foreign aid in promoting international development.
Global LGBT Rights and Citizenship
Our Global LGBT Rights & Citizenship project is evaluating how active and engaged citizenship can be enhanced through improved rights for LGBT people around the world. We also work with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights.
Further information about our research projects can be found here.