About the CPU
The Civil Service Review, carried out in 1999, recommended the creation of a Central Policy Unit to enable the administration to address more effectively issues that crossed the boundaries of individual Ministries in an effort to “join up” government.
The aim of the CPU is:
“To contribute to the delivery of better policy-making and thereby to improve the economic and social well-being of Bermuda.”
Its main responsibilities are:
To improve the co-ordination of policy across Ministries to deliver the Government’s platform objectives more effectively.
To assist Ministries to gain a long-term, strategic view of challenges in their policy areas.
To identify key cross-cutting policy challenges for Bermuda and ensure that these are addressed.
To undertake and oversee projects to determine policy responses to cross-cutting issues.
To develop a network of Policy Analysts in Ministries to facilitate joined-up policy-making and to help bring on new talent.
To draw on international best practice in policy co-ordination and strategic planning.
To encourage innovation and creativity in policy making and service delivery.