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1. ENCHANCING THE QUALITY OF POLICY MAKING


This theme is strategic for the PMO because of its unique and central roles in the government being the lead agency of the Government, and as the secretariat for the highest policy-making authorities or bodies i.e. His Majesty, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Permanent Secretaries’ meetings.

Its key role is to ensure that technically sound, economically feasible and politically acceptable policies are adopted, developed, implemented and evaluated ; and to promote more avenue and forum for public policy to be formulated in a more collaborative and professional manner.

2. POLICY DIRECTION AND FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

To provide leadership in charting the direction and in the formulation of policy options relating to national economic development as well as to mapping out an effective implementation plan. The objectives of this strategic theme are to enhance effectiveness of decision making and to pursue excellence in national leadership and good governance.

3. MODERNISING THE CIVIL SERVICE

It is PMO’s core business to ensure the high standards of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in the civil services. This strategic theme serves to fulfill increasingly high public expectations of citizens, key stakeholders, as well as addressing  economic and business needs in a dynamic and globalised environment.

4. IMAGE OF EFFECTIVE AND CARING GOVERNMENT

This theme focuses on portraying the government as effective and caring based on past achievements. For a small state in a highly competitive global economy, effectiveness in projecting good image is desirable and essential economic and political considerations. On the other hand, there is need to counter the misleading or negative perceptions of the government which could lead to a variety of negative consequences from a variety of stakeholders.

5. RULE OF LAW AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

This theme is about maintaining law, security and stability. The need to uphold the rule of law is a basic tenet of any civilised society. The law is required to govern and regulate society and also enables the control and punishment of crime. Presently, the agencies of law enforcement and administration of law are under the purview of the PMO.

6. STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL CAPABILITIES TO COMBAT CRIMES

This theme is strategic for the PMO because the agencies of law enforcement are under its purview and in this regard, the PMO has to set the strategic direction on law enforcement. The theme will focus on highlighting the need to address the negative and destructive impact of criminal activities on social, economic and political fabric of our society.

7. STRENGTHEN THE NATIONAL CAPABILITIES TO MANAGE NATIONAL CRISIS AND NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS.

Many new emerging threats are not adequately dealt with by traditional enforcement methods. This theme recognises these threats and will provide the strategic  framework to address these threats. These new threats require law enforcement agencies to work in a much more innovative and concerted ways.