States Strategic Plan
For several years the States have been developing an approach to improve planning and performance and to make government more accountable to the public. Since 2009, this work has been carried forward through the development of a States Strategic Plan.
At their March 2013 meeting the States of Guernsey approved the latest revised version of the States Strategic Plan (SSP). A copy of the relevant States Report which incorporates the plan is available to view and download below.
The purpose of the SSP is to provide a mechanism to enable the States to determine what they want to achieve over the long-term (25 year horizon). It is designed to encourage more joined up ways of thinking within Guernsey's consensus form of non-party government. The SSP can adapt over time to changing political agendas and it is intended to make government policies compatible with each other rather than contradictory.
At the highest level the direction of the SSP is set by statements of:
· Government Aims
· General Objectives
· Political 'Direction of Travel'
The SSP is not, however, a single document but a family or suite of long-term plans which respond to the Aims, Objectives and Direction of Travel and inter-relate with one another:
· 3 Corporate Policy Plans ( for Fiscal& Economic Policy, Social Policy and Environmental Policy) describe the challenges that Guernsey faces in each area and the co-ordinated action being taken by States Departments to deal with them
· 4 Island Resource Plans (for Population Management, Energy, Strategic Land Use and Island Infrastructure) describe the way in which the States propose to manage or influence the use of Island Resources to support the Corporate Policy Plans.
This year the Aims etc have been comprehensively reviewed to set the scene for the formulation in 2013/2014 of the final component of the States strategic and corporate planning system: a rolling 4 year Government Service Plan (GSP). The Government Service Plan is intended to be separate to but strongly linked with the SSP as follows:
SSP - 0-25 year planning horizon will:
· Assess the challenges ahead for which government needs to plan
· Set high-level strategic policy and a political 'direction of travel'
· Be fully reviewed once every four years early in each States term
· Not normally require interim reviews.
GSP - 0-4 year 'rolling' plan will:
· Translate strategy into a programme for action during the States Term
· Inform the preparation of the States Budget
· Be fully reviewed once every four years following the review of the SSP
· Then be reviewed annually to monitor performance against targets.
Once the first GSP has been approved by the States in 2014 in accordance with principles to be established this year, the Corporate Policy Plans will be up-dated and any necessary amendments to the Island Resource Plans can then follow.
Please see the full States Report and approved SSP for a fuller explanation.
Currently the States Strategic Monitoring Report can be found on the Monitoring Performance page. It includes a set of performance indicators which are used to assess the effects of government policies and whether desired results are being achieved.
In future, the effectiveness of this process will be complemented by measures in the GSP to monitor the implementation of major projects.
If you would like more information about the States Strategic Plan please contact:
Angela Lockwood, Lead Officer, States Strategic Plan Team
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States Strategic Plan TeamPolicy Council , Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FH, Channel Islands
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