What you need to know:
With significant changes arising in all governments worldwide, coordination in policy still proves to be one of the leading challenges affecting all entities. This paper looks at why these coordination problems exist and different methods that can be used to improve the situation.
Public policy is inherently a linked chain of programs. Many “designers” primarily focus on the specific demands of a single program that they are working on with limited consideration for other ongoing programs. Where the success of one program influences the success of other, this then become a model that is not feasible. Therefore, we need to consider how to coordinate policies and to get them to work together for a more united or holistic government
Difficult problems that no entity can solve on its own, sometimes called “wicked problems”, require substantially greater coordination efforts. For example, attempting to deal with a problem such as climate change or sustainable development requires the involvement of a majority of the government and hence coordination is key.
Although a united government and coordination has many benefits, it also has its limits and, in some cases, can be harmful to the achievement of important policy goals.
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Value to UAE Government
With “Vision 2021”, “Paperless Strategy” and “Expo 2020” around the corner, the UAE public sector’s success in these initiatives and several more will highly depend on different government entities efficiently coordinating and working in unison to achieve these immense milestones. It will be important to also understand the level of coordination that is required so as not to fall into the red zone which can be harmful to achieving these goals. Lessons learnt from these programs can then help shape the requirements for the “Centennial plan”.
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