Quango Reform: The Next Steps

Katherine Dommett, Muiris MacCarthaigh

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The Coalition Government elected in 2010 in the UK pursued a programme of quango reform focusedon reducing the number and expenditure of arm’slength bodies, increasing transparency, improvingaccountability and maximising efficiency and effectiveness. In this article we revisit Flinders andSkelchers’ 2012 article ‘Shrinking the quango state: five challenges in reforming quangos’ to assessprogress to date and consider future challenges. Drawing insights from the UK programme ofquango reform , as well as similar developments in Ireland, we identify five new challenges for governments: ‘regulating’, ‘managing’, ‘reconciling’, ‘co‐ordinating’ and ‘reflecting’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number4
Early online date30 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • Government,
  • Ireland
  • Quango
  • Reform
  • UK

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