Posts tagged with ‘ Shaping Up ’

Japanese earthquake: tested to the limit

, 14 March 2011

The first quarter of 2011 has seen an unprecedented cluster of natural disasters in developed countries – from floods in Queensland and Victoria, to the Christchurch earthquake, to the devastation of northern Japan, with the added risk of nuclear fallout.

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Ireland shapes up

, 1 March 2011

The Institute for Government was modestly successful in persuading the incoming UK government to pick up our Shaping Up recommendations – but it turns out that the place where we really had an impact was Ireland.

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Strategy Unit RIP

, 16 November 2010

The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (PMSU) was created out of the merger of Performance and Innovation Unit, designed to challenge conventional policy-making form the centre, and the No.10 Forward Strategy Unit.

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Will ‘new style’ departmental boards kill or cure?

, 10 November 2010

Just over a month ago, non-executive directors (NEDs) from across government – from the smallest arm’s length bodies to Whitehall’s biggest departments – met at the Better Governance, Fewer Resources conference.

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