Annual Progress Report on the Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016

Section Two: A Focus on Efficiency

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The first Public Service Reform Plan 2011-13 had a very strong emphasis on improved efficiency and cost reduction. This theme is continued in the Public Service Reform Plan 2014-16 and this section of the report illustrates progress on significant cross-cutting initiatives, and includes some sectoral examples, all of which are contributing to cost savings, and ultimately, more sustainable service provision.

From the achievement of increased productivity under the various public service agreements to the roll-out of shared services and the transformation of public procurement and property management, there has been significant progress in achieving a stronger focus on efficiency. This work has been underpinned by public expenditure reforms to support and improve decision making.
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