Northern Ireland Local Government Agency
The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) represents the collective interests of elected members in local councils and facilitates the development of the sector.
Local Government Management Agency
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is a state agency of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in Ireland, established in 2012 to provide a range of services to the Local Government Sector.
Enterprise Shared Services
Department of Finance and Personnel (NI), January 2010
The Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) – a Directorate within the Department of Finance and Personnel – was established ‘to improve cooperation and co-ordination between common corporate services such as HR, finance, IT and training’.
League of Minnesota Cities
The League Minnesota Cities has conducted extensive research on intergovernmental collaboration and has a useful tool for finding cooperation examples across service categories.
Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA), 2011 – Present
The ICE (Improvement, Collaboration & Efficiency) Programme is an initiative designed and led by local government to support local councils as they strive to continue to deliver high quality, efficient services in an increasingly challenging economic environment. The ICE Programme page on NILGA’s website hosts several publications and outputs of the initiative.
The Scottish Government, September 2012
The Scottish government expects the majority of efficiency gains to be delivered by best business practice and business process improvement, better use of public assets, improved collaborative working and much wider application of Shared Services: ensuring that value is added in all end-to-end business processes and eliminating non-value added activities.
Planning Aid Scotland
Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent organisation that helps people get involved in shaping the development of land, villages, towns and cities by engaging more easily with the planning system.