Background to the guide
Central government is organised into departments that plan and deliver their own objectives. We have defined cross‑government working as where more than one department or arm’s-length body from different parts of government work together to achieve a shared outcome.Jump to downloads
This guide aims to support policy and delivery professionals across government who are responsible for delivering projects, programmes or policies where more than one department has a role during their development or delivery. It aims to support leaders and practitioners.
Scope of guide
The guide draws out themes to consider for effective cross‑government working. It covers:
- What good looks like
- Common pitfalls
- Questions to consider
- Further resources.
In addition to the guide we have published a lessons learned on the subject which will also be of interest.
- Good practice guide: Cross-government working (.pdf — 3 MB)