Archives for May 17th, 2001

BOARDS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Book News, PublicNet: 17 May, 2001

By John CarverJohn Carver’s groundbreaking Policy Governance model has influenced the way public and nonprofit boards operate around the world. Now, as widespread experience with the model accumulates, Carver enriches his definitive exposition with updated policy samples, a new chapter on the process of policy development, and additional resources for various types of boards. Carver debunks the entrenched beliefs about board roles and functions that hamper dedicated board members. With creative insight and commonsense practicality, he presents a bold new approach to board job design, board-staff relationships, the chief executive role, performance monitoring, and virtually every aspect of the board-management relationship. In their stead, he offers a board model designed to produce policies that make a difference, missions that are clearly articulated, standards that are ethical and prudent, meetings, officers, and committees that work, and leadership that supports the fulfillment of long-term goals.

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NEW DEAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE INCREASES JOBS, BUT NOT THAT MANY

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 May, 2001

New research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies describes the New Deal for young people as a ‘modest success’.Research by the IFS compares young people in the New Deal pilot areas (where the policy was introduced three months early) compared to non-pilot areas. It also looks at how well the younger unemployed fared compared to the older unemployed who where not eligible for the New Deal. Both of these control groups gave the same basic result:

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CONCERN ABOUT GREATER PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT IN NHS

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 May, 2001

The King’s Fund are among those stakeholders in health who have expressed immediate concerns about the further involvement of the private sector in the future development of the NHS.The measure is suggested in the Labour Party’s manifesto, launched yesterday.

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