Benchmarking International Affairs (13 slides)
What best practices or service innovations have become more prevalent in the delivery of the international affairs function in public sector agencies?
International affairs benchmarking template
The international affairs benchmarking tool (13 slides in PowerPoint) provides a summary work plan and template to help compare the delivery and practices of the international affairs function in public sector agencies with those of other jurisdictions/ organizations.
Potential dimensions/criteria specific to the international affairs function are provided to help compare with international affairs delivery models and practices of other jurisdictions (see preview image chart).
Also included are examples of international affairs common/best practices under each dimension as well as five level capability maturity descriptions to help situate your organization relative to common/best practices found in the benchmark organizations.
After you acquire the tool, you will receive an email with a link to download the template (13 slides) in a PowerPoint editable format as well as the Benchmarking Guide (8 pages) in a Word format.
Examples of common/best practices--International affairs function
Examples of common/best practices for international affairs include:
Foster development of centre of expertise in international affairs
Maintain strong strategic policy capacity within the international affairs function
Engage sectors and programs in international activities
Align international activities with government-wide international priorities
Foster horizontal integration of international activities across organization
Align international initiatives with domestic programs
Align international delegations/ visits with organizational priorities.