Coordinating to Deliver: Lessons Learned from the Colombian Government’s Delivery Unit

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Jul 2018
This paper, prepared within the framework of work carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Centers of Government, describes and analyzes the Center of Government management model implemented by the Colombian Government between 2014 and June 2017. The document focuses mainly on the Directorate for Government and Strategic Areas (Dirección de Gobierno y Áreas Estratégicas) of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, also known as the Delivery Unit. The paper analyzes the tools, products and routines implemented to manage the highest government priorities that have led to positive public-policy outcomes. The aim of this paper is to serve as a reference for other governments interested in applying a management model of similar characteristics.