In this section you will find work in progress and brief study papers produced by researchers.
Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Views and Experiences from Civil Service Senior Executives
IPA COCOPS WORKING PAPER NO. 1
Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Views and Experiences from State Agency Senior Executives
IPA COCOPS WORKING PAPER NO. 2
Audit Committees in Government Departments by Dermot O'Riordan (Download click here)
Tahe paper explores the role of audit committees in government departments by considering their relationship with and the benefit they provide to the Secretaries General of the departments.
Working Paper 1 (PDF document, 67 KB)
The evolution of funding, accountability and contractual relationships between the government and the voluntary community sector.
Working Paper 2
The development of partnership relationships between the government and the voluntary and community sector and the implications for funding.
Working Paper 3
Moving towards outcome-focused contracting.
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