Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O’Donovan T.D., today (Thursday) welcomed the launch of the following four public service reform initiatives, which cover the achievements since 2014 and identify lessons learned for the next phase, and launching the first ever public consultation on public service reform:

  1. Progress Reporton the implementation of the 2014-16 Public Service Reform Plan;
  2. OECD Assessment of the 2014-16 Public Service Reform Plan;
  3. Public Consultationon the third Public Service Reform Plan;
  4. Two case-studies on recent major reform projects: The creation of the Office of Government Procurement and the establishment of the INTREO one-stop-shop service for job-seekers.

Public Service Reform has been a key element of Ireland’s response to the economic downturn since 2011 and has contributed to the subsequent economic turnaround. To date, two Reform Plans have been implemented and a third focused on Public Service Development and Innovation will be published in late 2017.

The Reform and Delivery Office (RDO) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has developed the OGP Case Study on Public Sector Reform in partnership with the Irish Management Institute and public bodies.

Read the OGP Case Study