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Jun 2013

Financial leadership for government

CIMA and the Institute for Government have joined forces to produce a blueprint for reform that will lead to better decision making and more efficient government. The aim is to provide a structure to open debate about the role of financial leadership at the centre of large, devolved organisations, and to support the UK government’s work in building ‘a much stronger corporate leadership model’, as set out in the Civil Service Reform Plan.

Financial leadership for government' makes some important comparisons. Firstly we looked at how financial leadership in corporations compares with the Whitehall model. We then examined how the UK compares with central government administrations in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US, in terms of their approach to performance management and how this relates to financial leadership.

The UK’s private sector has huge experience of running large, diversified organisations. Drawing on this experience to strengthen the centre of government has the potential to be a truly world leading initiative.

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Financial leadership for government