The Programme for Government is the highest level strategic document of the Executive – setting out the priorities that it will pursue in the current Assembly mandate, and the most significant actions it will take to address them.
The PfG contains 14 strategic outcomes which, taken together, set a clear direction of travel and enable continuous improvement on the essential components of societal wellbeing. They touch on every aspect of government, including the attainment of good health and education, economic success and confident and peaceful communities. In addition to merely fulfilling statutory obligations, the Executive will in future be able to target those things that make real improvements to the quality of life for the citizen.
The outcomes are supported by 48 indicators which will allow us to assess if we are turning the curve in the right direction. These will show how the Executive is performing in relation to the outcomes and will provide a basis to monitor progress and take corrective action.
The draft Programme for Government reflects the messages that emerged from the extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation process which also showed that there is strong support for the approach adopted.