Functioning Centers of Government in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: What Works?

“Functioning Centers of Government in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: What works?” August 9-10, 2017


Guests from several countries joined UN officials, advisers from the Tony Blair  Institute for Global Change, and Innovations for Successful Societies to talk about how to improve the performance of  cabinet offices or    the   “center of government” in very difficult settings. This event is part of an informal  collaboration to share experience and develop new ways to address some of the challenging issues newgovernments face in focusing on priorities, implementing policies, coordination across ministries, and communicating effectively.      


Overview Notes

Innovations for Successful Societies cases on these topics.

Improving the Policy Process: Ghana Tries to Build Support for Cabinet Decision-Making, 2003-2008            

Shifting the Cabinet into High Gear: Agile Policymaking in Rwanda, 2008-2012

Delivering on a Presidential Agenda: Sierra Leone's Strategy and Policy Unit, 2010-2011

Improving Decision Making at the Center of Government: Liberia's Cabinet Secretariat, 2009-2012

Translating Vision into Action: Indonesia's Delivery Unit, 2009-2012

Rethinking the Role of the Cabinet: Maryland's Center of Government Reforms, 2007-2012

Matching Goodwill with National Priorities: Liberia's Philanthropy Secretariat, 2008-2012

Unity Government

‘Reconciling The Impossible’: South Africa’s Government of National Unity, 1994-1996

Making Power Sharing Work: Kenya’s Grand Coalition Cabinet, 2008–2013

Caretaker Government

A Year of Calm: Tunisia's Independent Government, 2014–2015

Emergency Management

Chasing an Epidemic: Coordinating Liberia’s Response to Ebola, 2014–2015