Improvement and Development AgencyThe IDeA works for local government improvement so councils can serve people and places better.
The IDeA works for local government improvement so councils can serve people and places better.
We use experienced councillors and senior officers, known as peers, who support and challenge councils to improve themselves.
We enable councils to share good practice through the national and regional local government networks. The best ideas are published here on IDeA Knowledge.
Our programmes help councillors become better leaders who can balance the diverse demands of people living in the same community.
The IDeA also promotes the development of local government’s management and workforce. We advise councils on improving customer service and value for money. We help councils work through local partnerships to tackle local priorities such as health, children’s services and economic development.
The IDeA is owned by the and belongs to local government. Together we lead local government improvement.