Responding to a call from councils, the LGA is developing a new online hub that brings together practical help for local government about innovation and efficiency into one place.
Developed with local government, the Transformation and Innovation Exchange features a range of case studies, guidance, tools, performance data, training and other resources to help councils continue to deliver value for money and better outcomes for communities. This is an interactive space where councils can come together to share learning and support each other.
A key feature is an online self-assessment tool which helps councils identify their current capabilities and consider improvement opportunities and useful support. Senior managers and elected members are encouraged to undertake an assessment of their organisation. This could be done on a regular basis or as part of preparation for a corporate peer challenge.
Consideration is given to the following areas of governance and critical success:
- Leadership of place and the role of the authority
- Financial planning, viability and priority setting
- Use of data and intelligence (learning, sharing and understanding)
- Use of digital and technology
- Procurement and commissioning
Please also take a look at the beta of the self-assessment tool, and tell us what you think via the feedback option on the tool's landing page.
The LGA is developing the Transformation and Innovation Exchange together with Pfiks Ltd, iESE Ltd, Knowledge Hub and Porism Ltd.