Building on Basics

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This report aims to identify new developments in the administration of central government that lead to better value for money: better services at lower costs for the taxpayers.



The machinery of government

This chapter focuses on one group of organisations of which the central government is composed, namely the core ministries (as opposed to the agencies). This chapter deals with the way in which the central government is structured into ministries and with the size of the cabinet; the number of deputy ministers and other political officials; the number of political advisors and the number of cabinet committees.


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