Current programmes and projects
Home Win and Place-Based Renewal
A national team of experts pioneering successful place-based renewal to address the challenges facing towns and cities in left-behind regions of the United Kingdom.
Foundation of Values and Value Programme
The programme seeks to reconnect the value-generating process of business with ethical values. The approach draws on recent developments in evolutionary biology, and in our understanding of stochastic processes, to establish what, scientifically, can be said about human nature.
Government Outcomes Lab
Finding new ways for the public sector to commission services while achieving better social outcomes, and aligning the interests of local authorities and social investors and charities.
International Growth Centre
Promoting sustainable growth in developing countries, focusing on what the centre has identified as the four key drivers of growth: state effectiveness, productive firms, liveable cities and reliable energy access.
Past programmes and projects
Digital Pathways at Oxford
Digital Pathways at Oxford explored the strengths and weaknesses of emerging practice around policy and regulation of digital technologies in developing nations, and provided concrete proposals to improve them, including the Digital Economy Toolkit.
COVID-19 Government Response Tracker
Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The response tracker tool aims to track and compare policy responses around the world, rigorously and consistently – and make this data freely available.
Developing countries navigating global banking standards
LMICs have the least developed financial sectors and in many ways find themselves at the periphery of the global financial system. Because their banking sectors are relatively small, these countries rarely figure in global policy debates about banking regulation.
Mobile Monitoring in Ugandan Schools
Teacher absenteeism remains a serious challenge to the quality of primary education in Uganda, with estimated rates of absence as high as 27 per cent. Evidence from other countries suggests that a monitoring scheme, combined with bonus payments, could reduce absenteeism, and improve education performance.