Globalisation means every part of the public sector is affected by international issues. International development, trade, foreign affairs, and security and border issues have clear global focuses. Tourism, defence, cyber crime, laws and regulations, economic growth, education and many large projects have international aspects, and frequently involve working with international partners.
Public bodies can work together and learn from each other in many ways, such as coordinating UK activities overseas, contributing to international action and regulations, and identifying opportunities and best practice through international comparisons.
As international issues affect so many sectors, this page brings together all our publications with international lessons and good practice.
Key NAO publications: A Short Guide to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Jul 2015); A Short Guide to the Department for International Development (Jul 2015); Exploiting the UK brand overseas (June 2015); Managing the Official Development Assistance target (Jan 2015); and Managing and removing foreign national offenders (Oct 2014)