Government invests significant resources, time and effort on projects and programmes to deliver many of its strategic priorities and objectives, with the aim of improving outcomes or public services. However, our work on major programmes and on evaluating government spending suggests weaknesses around delivering benefits, understanding what value programmes create and how, and feeding this learning into future projects.

We are looking to identify what lessons government can learn about how to achieve value from government programmes, including barriers and success factors. Value may be in the form of economic growth, regeneration, environmental or social benefits, improved efficiency or improved user experience.‚Äč We will draw on our past reports and a small number of completed programmes on which we have previously reported, to find out what they have achieved and how.

NAO Team
Director: Lee-Anne Murray
Senior Audit Manager: Hedley Ayres