Background

The purpose of the Organisational Review Programme is to review the capacities of individual Government Departments and major Offices in the three key areas of developing strategy, managing delivery and conducting evaluations.

The ORP is focused on individual organisations and it complements the wider, system-level OECD review of the public service as published in the report, Ireland: Towards an Integrated Public Service.

Four Government Departments and major Offices were examined throughout 2009 as part of the ORP reviews:

  • Department of Health and Children (now two separate Departments)
  • Central Statistics Office
  • Property Registration Authority
  • Office of the Revenue Commissioners

The Second Report of the Organisational Review Programme, which was published in September 2010, includes follow-up action plans by each of the above organisations.

Three Government Departments were reviewed in the first phase of the ORP:

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (now Agriculture, Food and the Marine)
  • Enterprise, Trade and Employment (now Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)
  • Transport (now Transport, Tourism and Sport)

The First Report of the Organisational Review Programme, was published in November 2008.