One of the first examples of a dedicated government delivery unit was established in 2001 by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair with the aim of ensuring his domestic policy priorities were implemented effectively to achieve tangible performance improvements and significant results on the ground.
This paper explores the use of delivery units in the development contexts of Pakistan and Tanzania and identifies the political and financial conditions required to successfully establish them. It also examines the extent to which a Delivery Unit approach can contribute towards a results-oriented delivery culture across government.
It was first presented by Andy Brock at the Australasian Aid and Development Policy Workshop in Canberra on 14th February 2014.
It was also presented by Robin Todd at the Hot Topics for Development Education Seminar in London on 20th March 2014.