Sir Michael Barber today gave a keynote presentation to an audience gathered at the original library of the Catholic University’s Law School in Santiago, Chile.
The Centre for Public Policy (CPP) hosted the event to mark their 17th anniversary and welcomed an audience of over 150 government authorities, civil servants, private sector leaders, educators and academics.
Entitled “How to run a government so that citizens benefit and taxpayers don't go crazy’, Sir Michael talked about the importance of focusing on implementation and delivering public value.
In an interactive panel discussion after the presentation with Senator Felipe Kast, Presidential Advisor for State Modernization Rafael Ariztía, former President Bachelet’s Chief of Staff Ana Lya Uriarte and Director of the CPP Ignacio Ararrázaval, Sir Michael also highlighted the need to focus on clearly defined priorities and establish effective routines to allow rigorous problem solving and continuous learning.
The panel also reflected on how lessons from around the world can be applied to the Chilean context, particularly in light of growing skepticism with public institutions and the crisis of liberal democracy.
Listen to Sir Michael’s interview with Tele13 in Chile here