Delivery Associates has been established to improve the effectiveness and accountability of government worldwide; that is the capacity of governments to deliver, and to be seen to deliver, benefits that benefit citizens without overburdening them with taxes. We believe this is one of the most important moral purposes of our time. Where government fails totally the consequences are devastating; where government performs poorly the lives of citizens are held back and cynicism about accountable government becomes rife; and even where government is simply suboptimal, resources are wasted and as a result development is impeded. By contrast where government is good and accountable, economic growth is enhanced, society is strengthened and citizens are enabled to lead more fulfilled lives. Indeed, this becomes a virtuous circle. With its depth of experience and knowledge about government and delivery and its global perspective, Delivery Associates aims to be the best in the world in assisting government leaders to put this virtuous circle in place. We will take on work only where, whatever the starting point, we see the potential to make real practical advances in this direction. To make this possible, central to our mission is the development of a growing talent pool of people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable governments to succeed. Sound strategy is a precondition of successful delivery. Strategy without delivery is vacuous; delivery without strategy is incoherent.
Global Leaders in public sector
strategy and implementation
We have a deep focus on implementing government reform and ensuring delivery.
Decades of experience
Decades of experience
Our team have over 100 years and counting of experience in working for and with governments on delivery.
We’ve worked with governments and officials around the globe to ensure that delivery approaches are tailored to local culture and reality.
We focus on changing the facts on the ground
We only work with governments if the top leadership is totally committed and willing to help unblock obstacles to change
We are determined to help improve systems and will go about it with relentless pace and a sense of urgency.
We use tried and tested approaches, supported by robust analytics, that are objective and evidence-based.
Innovation and creativity
We welcome new ideas and new practices with the power to dramatically alter outcomes and value especially ‘systemic innovation¹ the capacity of a system not just to generate ideas but to evaluate them and take to scale those that work.
We strive to transform the quality of systems and drive ambitious improvements in citizens outcomes.
We do what we say we will do, are consistent in the approaches we take and carry them out openly and honestly.
We are committed to working in partnership and building capacity to ensure that improvements last long into the future.
The human race is at a critical juncture. Economies are striving to avert recession. Global conflict persists. An aging population means an ever-decreasing proportion of people are supporting a higher demand for basic services. The planet’s natural resources are threatened. A growing population means that by 2050 there will be over nine billion humans on the planet.
Governments around the world will need to unlock the potential of the next generation if they are to solve these problems. We now know what makes public service systems successful. We know that this is strongly linked to economic growth. And we know what is necessary if a country is to ensure social and economic progress in the 21st century.
Past experience has shown that it is possible for a system to achieve tremendous gains within two to three years, regardless of its starting point. We believe that change can be achieved by a small team working with a country¹s top decision-makers to solve problems and rigorously deliver a robust plan based on international best practice. And that is what we intend to do.