A few London authorities have sought imaginative ways to actively reshape their relationship with civil society, and some VCS organisations have responded positively. But on the whole, it is widely accepted that there is a leadership vacuum on this issue. This NLGN project will spark a high-level discussion about the future relationship between the two sectors.
This project will seek to define the frontiers of global performance on public sector productivity. It will use examples from technology, workforce reform, health and social care integration and demand management. We will identify a number of initiatives from across the world that are delivering outstanding performance in turning inputs into outputs and examine how these could be applied in a UK context.
NLGN propose a project which will help councils develop a clearer understanding of what the future looks like by identifying the potential of smarter, more integrated and networked cities and places. Only by taking a longer term strategic view towards the future can a clearer route map towards getting there be established, which can better frame decisions made today.