Goal 5: Demonstrate Excellence in Governance Practices

What Our Stakeholders Told Us

At our best, we demonstrate excellence in the way we conduct public affairs and manage public resources, which are key enablers of a World-Class Civil Service. Our work is guided by a clear vision and clear understanding of our respective roles and responsibilities.

We deliver value for money and make the best use of the people, time and resources entrusted to us in the delivery of our programmes and services. In our day-to-day work we are accountable and transparent, show regard for and are compliant with the rule of Law and other principles of good governance.

Why Effective Governance Practices are Important

The Civil Service must be structured and operated in a manner that delivers the results that the public desires, and does so in a manner that is compliant with applicable laws, policies and common good governance principles.

Civil Servants also need to demonstrate effective governance practices in their day-to-day work. Our performance in this area affects public confidence in the Civil Service’s capability and integrity and our employees’ satisfaction levels.

What Success Looks Like When Our Best Becomes “Business As Usual”

The Civil Service delivers outcomes effectively, achieves high levels of performance, and operates in a manner that is consistent with legal and regulatory obligations. It has appropriate arrangements in place to provide strategic direction, engage with stakeholders, ensure objectives are achieved, manage risks and ensure that public resources are used responsibly and with accountability.

There is a best-practice set of Good Governance Principles, a common risk management framework and mechanisms for implementation that are widely understood and consistently applied by Civil Servants at all levels.

How we can build on our strengths to improve

  1. Enhance public officers’ awareness of and capabilities to adhere to the principles of good governance in their roles.
  2. Enhance the decision-making process within the Cayman Islands Government.
  3. Enhance the capabilities of the oversight and assurance bodies to perform their roles

Key Performance Measures

  • Rates of compliance with recommendations of oversight bodies
  • Percentage of Civil Service trained in anti-fraud and whistle-blowing provisions
  • Percentage of new hires/board appointees receiving orientation within 3 months of onboarding