15 Jun 2018
REFERENCE : 15062018

Launch of good practice guide “Performance management for outcomes”

In September 2016 the Executive launched a consultation on its Programme for Government, setting out its intention to move to an “outcomes based approach”. This represents a fundamental shift in how Northern Ireland plans to deliver improvements in public services.

It focuses on outcomes of societal wellbeing rather than inputs, processes and outputs of public services, and requires a major cultural change in public bodies. Effective partnership working across all of government, in particular, will be key to the planning and delivery of improved outcomes.

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Kieran Donnelly, will launch NIAO’s good practice guide aimed at helping public bodies implement this change, to manage performance and to deliver better outcomes for citizens. The Forum will bring together key stakeholders to look at sectoral challenges and present practical case studies on the delivery of an outcomes based approach to public services. 

Hear from speakers including:

  • Kieran Donnelly, Comptroller and Auditor General
  • Celine McStravick, National Children’s Bureau
  • Brendan McDonnell and Brenda Kent, Community Evaluation Northern Ireland
  • Lesley McCombe, Department of Justice, Community Safety Division


Why you should attend?

  • Understand the requirements of an outcomes based Programme for Government
  • Improve public services’ focus on outcomes for citizens and communities instead of activities
  • Share best practice in performance management and using measurement data with a focus on outcomes
  • Practical case examples of the application of an outcomes based approach
  • Network with key stakeholders