International Affairs Delivery Model Option Assessment (8 slides)
Assess how the international affairs function should be delivered across your government agency.
International affairs service delivery model assessment toolkit
The international affairs delivery model option assessment tool (8 slides in PowerPoint) provides a high level work plan and delivery model options for the international affairs function in government agencies. The slides include (see preview charts):
A checklist to help assess the current delivery model
Examples of potential delivery model options for the international affairs function
The typical contents of the profiles used to describe the delivery model options
An assessment approach
Typical elements of the implementation plan to make the transition to the selected delivery model.
Purchase the toolkit and you will receive an email with a link to download the International Affairs Delivery Model Option Assessment Tool (8 slides in a PowerPoint editable format) as well as the Delivery Model Option Assessment Guide (12 pages in Word).
International affairs service delivery models
Examples of delivery model options for international affairs include:
Decentralized—Most international services are delivered at the sector/program level. A small international function at the corporate level plays mainly a coordination role.
Hybrid model—The corporate international affairs function is responsible for the overall strategy, broader research and policy advisory activities, and the implementation of specific initiatives or projects on a joint basis with programs and/or portfolio partners. Branches are responsible for international activities that are closely related to domestic programs, or require specialized technical expertise of program staff.
Centralized—All or most international services are delivered at the corporate level. Sectors/branches are clients of international affairs.
International affairs delivery--Key considerations
Key considerations in designing the international affairs service delivery model include:
- The scope of international affairs within the organization
- The linkages between international affairs and domestic programs
- The role of the corporate international affairs group
- The involvement of sectors/programs in international activities
- The control of international affairs funding
- The responsibility for the delivery of international projects.