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David assisted with some important work in relation to how best to engage with residents and community groups. His knowledge and skill was a vital part of establishing that aspect of my project which needed to be handled carefully and sensitively

Philip Houlden ,Justices' Clerk
Humber Division

Draft Programme for Government Framework (Northern Ireland)

I’ve just submitted my response to the publication by the Northern Ireland Executive of its Draft Programme for Government Framework. This is a radical, outcome focused framework based on Mark Friedman’s Outcome Based Accountability™ (OBA) approach. My comments and recommendations address the structure of the programme rather than the substance and identify some easily correctable language distortions that potential confuse the strategy.  I also recommend some consolidation and streamlining that I feel will make what is already a good policy document into an excellent tool for engaging partners and stakeholders in a process of change in Northern Ireland. You can read my submission here.