Establishing centre of government institutions
Following the appointment of Abu Mazen as Prime Minister and chairman of the Council of Ministers in 2003, ASI supported the development of the functions, organisational structure and staffing of the Prime Minister's Office and Council of Ministers Secretariat. We assisted the Palestinian Authority to design and implement a programme of key centre of government reforms, the main pillars of which included:
- Policy and decision-making - focusing on the establishment of more effective support to the Cabinet of Ministers and its sub-committees and also on the development of policy-making capacity in the Prime Minister's Office.
- Government performance and service delivery improvement - focusing on building capacity to implement effective mechanisms at the heart of government for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the performance of government institutions against agreed performance benchmarks and key indicators.
- Institutional streamlining - focusing on developing and implementing proposals to rationalise the number, structure and functions of government ministries and agencies in accordance with international standards and norms.
- Human and financial resources management - focusing on developing capacity, policies, procedures and systems to ensure more effective management of government resources in accordance with international best practice.