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leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Making public sector productivity practical

Why should we care about productivity in the public sector? Of course, productivity can raise efficiency, lower prices and make it possible to do more with less. It can help in showing that taxpayer money and other public resources are used prudently. But does it make anyone happier?

Our Managing Director Bart van Ark wrote a blog for Capita about public sector productivity, discussing outputs and outcomes; digital transformation, skills and collaboration; and putting productivity into practice.