Walesonline, 18th March 2009

Councils can provide better services with less money

Minister for Finance Andrew Davies believes the public sector in Wales can work more effectively and collaboratively. The minister has established an innovation unit focused on identifying best practice, whether it be the public, voluntary or private sectors – and not just in Wales. It has adopted the workings of not-for-profit Dutch organisation the Kafka Brigade – which takes its name from the author who wrote about the stifling nature of bureaucracy.