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Delivery Associates hosts a global discussion on Success Delivered

Delivery Associates welcomed specialists from 5 different continents and many other participants for an insightful discussion on their recent publication, Success Delivered, which looks at the 6 key characteristics that are crucial for successful delivery in government.

Delivery Associates were joined by Glenn King, Head of the Premier’s Implementation Unit in New South Wales, Australia and Penny Tainton, Delivery Lead, eLearning and After School Game Changers, Western Cape, South Africa, who were sharing their own insights, learnings and experiences.

After a welcome from Delivery Associates Director Nick Rodriquez and an overview from founder Sir Michael Barber, Glenn opened the panel session by reinforcing that the “Deliverology® methodology has really worked for us in New South Wales in making a difference for our citizens.”

He stressed the importance of strong communication, collaboration, a relentless focus on citizens, constant engagement and a common language as key learnings from the NSW Premier’s Implementation Unit. Their approach and success has meant that the 12 key priorities have withstood the test of time and a key change in leadership.  

For Penny in the Western Cape, a combination of collaborative target-setting and careful planning, committed leadership and regular stocktakes has enabled them to stay on track and achieve their goals.

Penny emphasised the importance of building relationships with everyone in every department and the need for on-going and regular dialogue. She stated that Deliverologists need to be honest and authentic to gain peoples’ trust, and that “success is all about influence, and influence is all about leveraging personal relationships.”

One participant posed a question on issues around data especially false reporting and how to prevent perverse incentives when focussing on set a priorities. Sir Michael, Glenn and Penny all agreed on the importance of fieldwork - to go and check what is happening for yourself rather than just relying on data and reports, but also they all emphasised the need to persistently audit data, and check it against other data sets.

Data was a theme that both Glenn and Penny continually returned to. As Nick Rodriguez summed up, “there is just no getting around the hard work!”

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Delivery Associates welcomed specialists from 5 different continents and many other participants for an insightful discussion on their recent publication, Success Delivered, which looks at the 6 key characteristics that are crucial for successful delivery in government.

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"Delivery never sleeps": Sir Michael Barber discusses public policy and education

In partnership with UM Brasil, Sir Michael Barber discusses the implementation of efficient public policy and the importance of getting education right with David Boyd from the Lemann Foundation and Patrícia Tavares from Insper

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It’s all in the detail: Key lessons of delivery in government

Sir Michael Barber writes about the 6 key lessons for successful delivery and uses case studies from all over the world to show that it is possible for governments to achieve what they set out to deliver for their citizens. When it comes down to it, it’s all in the detail. 

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Delivery Associates partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies

Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the American Cities Climate Challenge, a new effort to support 20 cities that will lead America’s efforts to tackle climate change. The 20 cities will participate in a 2 year programme designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions and promote a sustainable future for their residents. Delivery Associates will partner with Bloomberg and the Natural Resources Defense Council to support these cities as they plan for impact and deliver on their ambitious goals to protect the planet. 

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Bahamas launch first Delivery Unit

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, has officially launched the country’s first Delivery Unit with the aim of using data to spur growth and improve the lives of all Bahamian people.

The official launch event of the Prime Minister Delivery Unit (PMDU) was attended by Cabinet Ministers and government officials as well as representatives from the Canadian Govt, the Inter-American Development Bank and Delivery Associates. With a special focus on data collection and analysis, the PMDU will initially focus on six key priority areas to advance reform and results. 

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Success Delivered

In today’s world, it matters more than ever whether governments uphold their commitment to making a real difference to the lives of their citizens. Based on case studies from all over the world, Success Delivered looks into the 6 characteristics that enable a Delivery Unit to deliver success - leadership, numbers, people, culture, routine and reality. Although it is not easy to be a successful Delivery Unit, they are always grounded in a genuine moral purpose, and this can often be the key differentiator between success and failure.

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Delivery Institute Enrolment Open

Enrolment is open for individuals to sign up for the next Delivery Institute program which begins in Brazil in June 2018. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about the principles of deliverology®, surround yourself with like-minded people who are also passionate about delivering results for citizens, and receive ongoing support from a personal coach as you implement what you’ve learnt.

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Order of the Sun

The British Ambassador to Peru, Anwar Choudhury, has been awarded the Order of the Sun, the highest award in Peru to recognise notable civil and military merit. Ambassador Choudhury helped with initial support for Peru’s Delivery Unit, the Unidad de Cumplimiento de Gobierno (UCG), which President Kuczynski has referred to as the most significant contribution the British Government has made to his administration.

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Deliverology® and Education

Read more about the good news from Pakistan - how regular stocktakes, intricate planning and a belief in routine has helped achieve real improvements in access to and quality of education. 

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