After much dedicated hard work at Ministerial and Officer level and a very inclusive approach with backbench members, I am pleased to say that we have now published the above programme which as a strategic plan is important to us for a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals over our term in Office.

 

The programme will provide direction and focus for Departments, Boards and Officers as well as employees. It points to specific results that are to be achieved and will go on to establish a course of action for achieving them. The plan will help all parts of Government ensure they align their policies and resources with the aims of the Council of Ministers.

 

The programme sets out of the Council of Ministers strategic objectives for the next five years and these are:-

 

An inclusive and caring society

An Island of enterprise and opportunity

Financially responsible government

 

This builds on the principles agreed by Tynwald in November 2016.

 

The next stage in our ever-changing world is to identify performance measures which will demonstrate progress towards outcomes and decide Departmental Service Delivery plans that will set out plans for delivering the agreed actions.

 

Not a lengthy document and well worth a read.

 

https://www.gov.im/media/1354707/programme-for-government-2016-2021.pdf