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Science of Delivery


Sir Michael Barber will share his work on the emerging “Science of Delivery”, and the critical role it can play in improving public services outcomes around the world.  Delivery, first developed by Michael when he founded the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in No10 Downing Street, ensures that a government is able to deliver on its domestic policy promises.  Creating sound policy is only the beginning; success also requires a relentless focus on implementation.  Delivery units at the center of government oversee implementation; they encourage leaders to focus on a few things that matter, develop sound implementation routines, collect data, measure results, learn fast and iterate.  In this manner, Michael and his team ensured that the UK government delivered on its domestic policy priorities across health, education, crime reduction, criminal justice, transport and immigration.

From its origins in the UK, this approach has now been implemented and refined around the world in countries as diverse as Malaysia; Ontario, Canada; and Punjab, Pakistan. Across these diverse regions, prime ministers have employed the science of delivery to achieve their domestic commitments.  By using the science of delivery, governments can report not just on how much has been spent, but on what has been delivered.  During his seminar at NUS, Michael will discuss his experience creating and building delivery units around the globe, with a focus on his recent work in Pakistan as a case study on how a systematic approach to delivery can make a difference even in difficult conditions. 


Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson

Thursday, 17 October 2013
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at to avoid disappointment.

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