Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lack of coordination in executive branches hurting delivery to citizens, IDB study finds

The heads of executive branches of most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean lack sufficiently strong oversight, coordination and monitoring mechanisms to ensure campaign promises and other outputs are delivered effectively, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shows.

The study is the first of its kind in the region that looks at the capacities of these crucial agencies within administrations – known as “strategic cores” or “centers of government” – to coordinate the vast bureaucratic machinery of government. These agencies are often part of the offices of presidents, prime ministers, and, at the subnational level, governor and mayors. Examples include the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, Casa Civil at the Brazilian Federal Government and the Office of the President in Mexico.

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