Strengthening the Center of Government for Results in Chile: The Experience of the Ministry of the Presidency and its President's Delivery Unit (2010-13)

Sep 2013
This Technical Note analyzes how Chile's Center of Government (CoG) institutions have operated between 2010 and 2013. During this period, the Ministry of the Presidency took on a more prominent role in the strategic management of the overall government program by coordinating government action, monitoring the delivery of government priorities, and enhancing accountability to citizens. This study examines in detail the experience of the President's Delivery Unit created in 2010, which has enhanced the strategic coherence of the government program and oriented it towards results. Furthermore, the paper identifies opportunities for improvement in developing the core CoG functions, and gathers lessons learned from other countries in the region that have also shown interest in strengthening these capacities.