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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

Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:32
New Zealand has been a beacon for government reforms for almost three decades. While the New Public Management Reforms of the late 1980s made agencies more efficient and responsive, they also created a new problem; agencies struggled to organize effectively around problems that crossed agency boundaries. New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address ten important and persistent crosscutting problems.

Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 - 12:12
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:46
Michael Keegan

Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 - 18:37
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 17:19
Michael J. Keegan How will Trump lead on tech? The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues.

Rethinking Performance Audit Methodology in Government

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 - 12:36
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00
Increasingly, Supreme Audit Institutions in most countries (e.g., the US Government Accountability Office, the UK’s National Audit Office) are allocating a greater share of their resources in order to conduct Performance Audits of government entities. Yet serious academic work examining the methodological foundations of Performance Auditing is conspicuous by its absence in the extant literature on Performance Auditing. In what follows, I will argue that it is time to rethink the Performance Audit Methodology and offer a possible way forward.

Weekly Roundup: January 9-13, 2017

Friday, January 13th, 2017 - 18:48
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 17:37
Michael J. Keegan Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump. Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency. Check out my interview with Dr. Shulkin on The Business of Government Hour.

Weekly Roundup: January 2-6, 2017

Friday, January 6th, 2017 - 11:40
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:26
Michael J. Keegan Does HealthCare.gov have a future? HealthCare.gov is the web-based marketplace where users shop for health plans. It includes a data hub that transmits eligibility information across federal agencies and an identity management system that handles user registration and updates and pings insurance issuers and the exchanges in states that manage their own systems.

Weekly Round Up

Friday, November 11th, 2016 - 14:35
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 13:14
Transition Underway.  According to Government Executive: “An org chart floated around the capital showed that the Trump team has set up six prongs for agency action, as Politico reported. Work on these areas will be led by Boston Consulting Group adviser Ron Nicol.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 20:17
The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, applying scholarship to real world issues and decisions for government. The Center stimulates research and facilitates discussion of new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels.

Weekly Roundup for September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 - 14:19
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:45