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Organisation Information

Reform Division

Published: 17 December 2018
From: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

The Reform Division is responsible for developing, driving, co-ordinating, supporting and evaluating the government's programme of Public Service Reform and Innovation and Civil Service Renewal.

It is also responsible for legislative and other Government reform commitments assigned to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, to promote and support open, accountable and transparent government and public administration and good governance in the Public Service.

Developing and implementing a public service reform and innovation plan for 2020 is a key priority. Other commitments include the establishment of a new Reform Evaluation Unit and developing a culture of evaluation in the Public Service.

An important part of the work of the division in driving reform is the implementation of the Civil Service Renewal Plan and supporting the Civil Service Management Board, which has collective responsibility for delivering the Renewal Plan.


The division is responsible for a variety of programmes and resources, such as:

Finally, it has responsibility for Employee Engagement Surveys, the Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards, an internal communications programme, and a programme of Organisational Capability Reviews.