Public Sector Reform

Early Intervention Transformation Programme Professional Development Initiative

30 Jan 2017Jenny McEneaney Public Sector ReformPublic Sector Reform

The Professional Development initiative aims to improve outcomes for children and young people through building the skills and capabilities of professionals to adopt effective early intervention and prevention approaches

Review of regional support to voluntary and community organisations

1 Sep 2015Jenny McEneaney RISP, Public Sector Reform, Policy & Public Affairs, Joint ForumJoint Forum, RISP, Policy, Public Sector Reform

VCU is initiating a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) to ensure arrangements are fit for purpose for the next 5-7 years. 

Innovation Lab: A Review of Business Rates

20 Jul 2015Jenny McEneaney Public Sector Reform, Policy & Public AffairsPublic Sector Reform, Rates, Policy

NICVA was invited by the Public Sector Reform Division in DFP to participate in an innovation lab on a fundamental review of business rates.

Innovation conference - Development, Design and Delivery

25 Mar 2015Jenny McEneaney Public Sector Reform, Policy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPublic Procurement, Policy, Public Sector Reform

NICVA and the Chief Executive's Forums conference on innovation in public service delivery saw speakers from the public, private and voluntary and community sectors address delegates on innovative processes and practices.

The Need for a Strategic Approach to Taxation

6 Mar 2015Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy, Public Expenditure, Public Sector Reform, Public Service Delivery

In the first of three articles on taxes and their role in public policy, we consider the need for the Northern Ireland Executive to review the local system of taxation.

NICVA Response to NI Executive Draft Budget 2015-16

24 Dec 2014Bob Harper Budget 2015-2016, Policy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentBudget Asks, Public Expenditure, Public Sector Reform, Public Service Delivery

This paper contains NICVA’s reflections on public finances in general, our learning from our participation in this particular consultation process, and comments on each departmental spending plan.

Open Government: is necessity the mother of invention?

27 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt Public Sector Reform, Public Service Delivery, Open Data

Paul Braithwaite, Development and Implementation Officer, Building Change Trust, looks at whether an Open Government could be the step change that Northern Ireland needs.

Public Sector Reform: Payment by Results

13 Mar 2014Public Sector ReformPublic Sector Reform

This briefing gives an overview of the key issues relating to Payment by Results. It is part of the Public Sector Reform series of papers.

Grants, grant-in-aid and procurement - a summary of official guidance

13 Mar 2014Public Sector ReformPublic Sector Reform, Funding

There are three main types of funding for voluntary and community organisations; grants, grant in aid, and procurement. This paper looks at them and outlines when it is appropriate to use them and the differences between them.

Sector Groups Meet with Finance Minister

3 Dec 2013Lisa McElherron Policy & Public Affairs, Public Sector ReformPublic Sector Reform, Public Service Delivery

Simon Hamilton, Minister for Finance and Personnel met with representatives of the voluntary and community sector at NICVA on Thursday, 21 November.