Northern Ireland (United Kingdom): Implementing Joined-up Governance for a Common Purpose

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Northern Ireland is currently undertaking public administration reforms organised around three main objectives: improving strategic approaches, improving operational delivery of services to citizens and businesses, and improving engagement with people. This review supports those reforms by providing an assessment and recommendations on a wide range of issues, including strategy-setting and co-ordination, strategic government-wide human resources management, open government, regulatory reform and digital government. It highlights areas where Northern Ireland possesses strengths upon which to build future reforms and suggests actions for the future. This is the first Public Governance Review to be conducted by the OECD at the subnational level.



Northern Ireland's Delivering Social Change initiative

This case study discusses the Delivering Social Change Initiative, from its programme origins through to implementation. This case study considers how Delivering Social Change was established as a means of spurring new policy and programme approaches to tackling poverty and social exclusion as well as demonstrating the potential of whole of government interventions to address these problems. The findings and recommendations of this case study form part of the overall recommendations of the Northern Ireland Public Governance Review.


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