Enlisting volunteers

Large-scale change occurs when a sizeable body of people gets behind...

The Architecture of Failure

We all ask why governments fail, often spectacularly, to carry out...

Five ways to improve strategic planning

Why is strategic planning so dreaded? How often do we actually...

Better accountability through combining RBM with project management tools

As the resettlement of Syrian Refugees exemplifies, government programs, currently running...

A seat at the table – influence and leadership

Over the last several months, as a participant in the OCG’s...

Forming a strategic vision

High in the Arctic, the Inuksuk is a timeless cultural symbol...

An interview with Marcia Nelson, Deputy Minister, Alberta Executive Council

At the 2017 IPAC conference in Charlottetown, George Ross, Editor-in-Chief of...

Is government doomed to repeat mistakes, or can it stop losing its mind?

Can government remember? Is it condemned to repeat mistakes? Or does...

The elephant in the public service

‘Elephant in the room’ is a metaphorical idiom for an obvious...

Principled Evaluation: Who Cares?

Compared to audit professionals and their preoccupation with “independence”, evaluation specialists...