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Independent review into capacity and capability of Department of Infrastructure published

Mon, 14 Jun 2021


An independent review of the Department of Infrastructure has been published.

Commissioned by the Council of Ministers earlier this year, the aim of the review was to appraise the capacity and capability of the centre of the Department given its relative size and the scope of its work. 

The review focussed on the management of the interface between the centre of the Department and its divisions, including an assessment of policies, practice, procedures and protocols.  This included how existing management and organisational arrangements could be improved to provide more effective governance and accountability.

The report makes a number of recommendations:

• There should be changes to the structure of the Department to ensure the effective development, management and co-ordination of service provision
• Project management within the Department needs strengthening, with additional resources to ensure effective delivery of major schemes
• The strategy and policy work of the Department should be a key focus that sits separately from the operational divisions.

Minister for Infrastructure Tim Baker MHK said: “The review clearly recognised the critical part the Department plays in supporting the daily life of the Island. It also includes a number of important recommendations which can help the Department to improve the way it operates to deliver these crucial services.  This is an exciting opportunity to ensure the Department is fit for the future and can deliver for our people and our Island.  There is a great deal of work ahead.  Some changes can be made quickly, others will take more time, planning and resource. But I am confident we have a blueprint for the future.”

You can read the report here.


 

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