Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:20
Discussion E - Improving Yukon government efficiency & effectiveness
These suggestions support the Yukon government in considering how to improve efficiency and effectiveness of its policies especially as they relate to the four categories of current priorities. It should be noted that much more analysis would be necessary to firm up specific recommendations.
What do you think?
|Consideration||Why do this?|
Focus on evaluation of outcomes in government programs and services
|Yukon government should, as rigorously as possible, assess the programs it delivers as well as the processes used to do so. Particular attention needs to be paid to policy outcomes rather than to the allocation of inputs that has historically been the bulk of the analysis in program evaluation.|
Contracting out services and/or collaborating with other governments
|The Territory should consider the potential benefits of either contracting out to or collaborating with other governments on the provision of such things as IT and analytics, on standard processing activities [e.g., payroll and standard HR services] and on common purchases [e.g., drugs, alcohol, hospital equipment]. The purpose would be to lower operating costs and some capital expenditures.|
Improve efficiency of YG operations and programs
|This would be the start or basis for possible “structural” changes in policy. The following are broad approaches for consideration: Internal operational changes such as:
- What pros, opportunities and benefits are associated with these options?
- What cons, challenges and limitations are associated with these options?