New Zealand

 

New Zealand

Ross Boyd

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 - 13:25
Ross Boyd (BA Hons, NZTC, MEdAdmin) is a Principal Policy Analyst in New Zealand’s State Services Commission. Over the last six years Boyd has applied his previous public policy experience in Education, Treasury, and the Prime Minister’s department to develop a public management initiative that has successfully joined effort in a fragmented system. Boyd takes a pragmatic approach: bringing together principles from the public management literature, applying them to the situation in New Zealand, and designing new ways of operating.

Dr. Rodney Scott

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 14:38
Dr. Rodney Scott is currently a visiting fellow at the Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University, where he is completing a research project exploring methods for managing (and improving) the performance of senior public servants. Dr. Scott is the Principal Research Fellow for New Zealand’s State Services Commission, where he leads the public management research programme and provides advice on public sector design and evaluation. Dr.

Dr. Rodney Scott

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 10:20
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Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?
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Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?

Insights from New Zealand's "Results" Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:49
Monday, March 6, 2017 (All day)
Nearly three decades ago, New Zealand pioneered government reforms to make individual single-purpose agencies – a “vertical” solution -- more accountable and effective.  While successful, it exacerbated another challenge facing government agencies -- addressing “horizontal” societal problems, i.e., those that span traditional agency boundaries.  So, New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address a handful of persistent societal and economic problem

New Research Report Recipients

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 - 11:55
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:50
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's research agenda. Our content is intended to stimulate and accelerate the production of practical research that benefits public sector leaders and managers. We expect the following reports to be published later in 2017.  Short summaries of each report follow:  

Government Reform: The New Zealand Example (Part 2)

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - 14:33
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 14:27
At the World Bank’s series of forums on performance management, I found John Whitehead’s insights particularly interesting.  Whitehead is a former secretary of the Treasury in New Zealand, which has been touted as the most advanced in performance-oriented government reform.  He looked back on what worked and what did not in their reform efforts over the past 25 years.  New

Performance management lessons from Sweden to New Zealand

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - 15:26
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 15:19
At a time when the Office of Management and Budget is asking federal executives and managers to place even more attention on performance management activities, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has released a scanning study of how transportation agencies in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden apply performance management. “Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability” doc

Transparency: Promising Practices

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - 16:08
If you haven’t read the GSA Intergovernmental Solutions’ Spring 2009 newsletter, it’s worth downloading and reading.  It’s about 40 pages of articles.