The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) has today published the Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018-19 End-Year Report.
The Outcomes Delivery Plan, published in June 2018, provides direction for those who deliver public services. It establishes a basis for ensuring that the operational business of government is discharged as effectively as possible and in a coordinated manner.
The end-year report provides an assessment of the progress that has been made against 12 economic and social outcomes which contribute to the objective of improving wellbeing for all by tackling disadvantage and driving economic growth.
The Head of the Civil Service, David Sterling, welcomed the publication of the report and said that, in the continued absence of ministers, the NICS is doing what it can to make meaningful progress.
He said: “The NICS is delivering to the best of its ability in the prevailing circumstances, working with partners across the public sector and civic society, but it cannot take the place of ministers in shaping public policy and taking major expenditure decisions.”
In the absence of Assembly scrutiny, the report helps provide important transparency around the operational business of government over the course of the last year.
The end-year report is available on The Executive Office website.
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