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Programme for government that set out the steps that will be taken in the year ahead to deliver its commitment to make Scotland better.

The report of the Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services (also known as the Christie Commission after its chair, Dr Campbell Christie CBE) was published on 29 June 2011.

This briefing provides background to the establishment of the Commission, a summary of its main conclusions and recommendations, and outlines some initial reaction to the report.

Paper that explains just how reforms give power to those who have been overlooked and under-served. It will demonstrate that it is only by publishing data on how public services do their jobs that power can be wrested out of the hands of highly paid officials and given back to the people. The reforms will mean that the poorest will be at the front of the queue.

Second independent report to Her Majesty's Government. It proposes two complementary approaches to funding: one is to use current public funding more effectively; the other is to mobilise additional investment from sources outside the public sector.

This will require a new approach to supporting service commissioners, providers and a new cadre of investors.

Document that maps out a way forward for the reform of public services.

This report looks at the crucial issue of what men themselves think about the effect that the opportunity to work flexibly has on their lives as employees and in their family lives.

Presentation by Sam Newman, Director, OLM Personalisation Programme at the Working Together to Meet the Financial and Reform Agenda Challenges event, held on Tuesday 11 January 2011 in Edinburgh.

Leading for Outcomes is a unique study into senior leadership in children’s services in England, drawing on in-depth primary research with leaders in eight local authorities, and 22 directors of children’s services. The eight local authorities were selected on a range of factors but primarily to represent existing high performers or rapidly improving authorities in terms of outcomes. The research was commissioned by the National College in partnership with C4EO, and completed by a team comprising Deloitte, Navigate and the University of Oxford.