Policy Framework - Chapter 2

The Enablers of Sound Public Governance

This chapter discusses a key set of enablers such as

  1. commitment, vision and leadership,
  2. equitable and evidence-informed policy-making and
  3. whole-of-government co-ordination that can contribute to a better definition and implementation of policy and governance reforms across government. 

Core questions for consideration by governments

  • Does the public sector have the capacity to absorb new trends, address underlying shifts, and track potential changes in citizen expectations and needs?
  • How does your government learn from emerging practices, and mainstream the lessons into core practices?
  • Does your government support (advising, guiding, and resourcing) agencies, public servants, and actors at the local level to enable them to test and apply new ways of doing things in order to deliver public value?