Data Management

Smarter Policy Implementation - Enabled by IT

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

Off late, politicians have introduced new policies at an increasing rate. Ministers often stay in one job for less than two years, and are understandably keen to make their mark quickly by both announcing policy changes and implementing them in a short time. But the IT systems that support these policies have generally prevented changes being implemented as quickly as politicians would like. Legislative policy changes have to be made by a mandatory deadline, thus applying more pressure to over-stretched IT resources. Many frustrations are expressed by policy-makers that IT does not deliver effective or timely policy changes, while IT feels that it does not get a clear enough definition of the changes required.